Litsea cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil

Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 19 reviews
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Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil
100% PURE, THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OIL
COMMON NAME Litsea cubeba (May Chang) Oil
BOTANICAL NAME Litsea cubeba
PLANT PARTS USED Fruit
EXTRACTION METHOD Distillation
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN China
 
May Chang is similar in action to Lemongrass oil due to its high citral content, however it has a finer more lemony aroma. In Traditional Chinese Medicine May Chang is used for cardiovascular and musculoskeletal ailments due to its cooling nature and it has a tonic effect on the whole body to promote wellness.
Nature/Essence – Invigorating & Cooling
SKIN ICON 72pxFOR THE SKIN
May Chang oil has an astringent effect on congested oily skin and acne. It is also a good choice in deodorant blends to help reduce excessive perspiration and odour, and impart a fresh clean fragrance.
 
BODY ICON 72pxFOR THE BODY
May Chang has a cooling and toning effect helpful for cardiovascular health, and in massage oil for sore, tired muscles, lower back or wherever heat needs to be dispelled. It is also used for indigestion and nausea, and as a respiratory tonic.
 
MIND ICON 72pxFOR THE MIND
May Chang helps stimulate and uplift a tired or negative mind and is a good choice when feeling mentally or physically exhausted. It has a tonic effect on the nervous system to help with nervous tension and stress.
 
HOME ICON 72pxFOR THE HOME
Diffuse May Chang to help purify and refresh the air, and it may also help repel insects. It is also a good choice in household cleaning blends for its antiseptic qualities and a sharp clean lemony scent.
BLENDS WELL WITH
Basil, Bergamot, Clary sage, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang ylang
Appearance Pale yellow to golden brown
Odour Description Intensely lemon like sweet, fresh
Main Constituents Citral, limonene, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, sabinene, geraniol
Specific Gravity Min0.880 Max0.892
Optical Rotation Min -1 Max +12
Refractive Index Min 1.480 Max1.490

Typical GC analysis
Litsea-517
- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Do not apply to skin undiluted
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use
average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 19 reviews
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Reviewed by Tiffany L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Litsea

Really nice

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Reviewed by Jasmine T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Really Nice

Really nice. It reminds me of Lemongrass. I would have rated it higher except that I love the Lemon and Lime oils better. It really depends on what you like

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Reviewed by shinobu H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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I like this scent

I still trying to find best blend using this essential oil. This scent as itself pretty nice and cost performance great too.

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Reviewed by qtwns S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Better than lemongrass

Good alternative to lemongrass :)

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Reviewed by Di N.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Fabulous value

Had not tried this oil before, but I absolutely love it now! And it is great value for money.

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