Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Country of Origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Sep 2021
Minimum Shelf Life: 4 years
Plant Part: Ripe Berries (Seeds)
Perfume Note: Top/Middle
Aroma: Spicy, lemon, citrus, with fresh green notes
If you've never experienced May Chang, or would like to access quality, try our 1 mL sample vial of May Chang, also called Litsea, distilled from ripe berries (seeds) of Litsea cubeba before buying a larger size. This is a premium quality essential oil opposed to distillation of the leaves that renders a low quality. Essential oil from the berry seeds has tart lemon and sparkling green aromas.
To read more about the benefits of Litsea cubeba that includes a link to research of this amazing essential oil or to purchase a larger size please see our regular listing of May Chang
Aromatherapy use: acne, analgesic, anti-anxiety, antibacterial, anti-convulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiviral, dermatitis, excessive perspiration, flatulence, oily skin, indigestion, insect repellent, sanitation, sedative
General use: Home fragrance, cosmetics, skin care, bath and body lotions, creams, gels, massage oil blends, perfume, candles and soaps
Contraindications: Non-toxic, possible irritant and sensitizing; dilute well for skin application. May Chang should not be used by those with glaucoma or on children.
Image: Litsea cubeba, Wukeng Township, Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province, Neux-Neux [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons