Litsea Cubeba Organic Essential Oil

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$20.00 CAD
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$20.00 CAD

While May Chang may not have the rich history that many other essential oils have, it’s still a great oil to have in your arsenal. In aromatherapy, May Chang is particularly well suited to help with the emotions and is a great oil to choose to calm anxious or depressed feelings.

Name of Oil:  Litsea cubeba (May Chang)

Latin Binomial:  Litsea cubeba

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  China, India

Scent Profile:  Sharp, lemony

Parts used in distillation:  Small, pepper-like fruits

Oil Characteristics: Yellow, thin, middle note, strong intensity

Cultivation:  Organically Grown


Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:
Coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stress, anxiety, depression, oily skin, acne, and reduces perspiration.

Key Use:

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:
Stress, anxiety and depression.


There’s not much to find on the history of MayChang other than it’s a source of citral in China.

Chemical constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, neral,geranial, nerol, geraniol, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene

Safety & references

Safety Data:
Non-toxic, non-irritating, possibly sensitizing in some individuals

Books Cited:
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia
Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young
Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood
Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind
The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

Recipes & Tips

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Sustainable, recyclabe, and re-fillable packaing is used for all our products.

Made in Canada

Made in British Columbia by a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist

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