Litsea, May Chang (Litsea cubeba) China
- Litsea, May Chang
Part Used: Fresh ripe fruit
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Aromatic Notes: Citrusy with sweet, fruity and peppery undertones.
Uses and Insights: Litsea essential oil is often referred to as May Chang; the scent is remarkably citrusy but is in fact a member of the Lauraceae family (cousin of Bay Laurel). Litsea also has aromatic hints of Lemongrass and Citronella which are a lot less pronounced in our non-organic offering. Distilled from the small pepper-like fruits of the tropical Litsea tree, this oil is used in both aesthetic and practical aromatherapy applications.
Aromatic suggestions for essential oil use:
For palm inhalation, tap one drop onto the palm of your hand, rub your palms together, cup over nose and inhale deeply.
For an aromatic night’s sleep, add a few drops to a tissue and place in your pillowcase.
For aromatherapy while driving, use our Car Diffusers or add a few drops to a tissue and tuck into the vent of your car.
Turn on the heat or AC and diffuse pure aromatherapy into your driving experience.
To bring aromatherapy to your personal care routine, add a few drops to unscented lotion, body or bath oil.
For use in an aromatherapy diffuser, please add the appropriate drops as suggested in the user manual.
When using our 3.75ml vial, make sure to flip vial upside down and tap bottom of the glass with your index finger to dispense.
Each tap will equal approximately 1 drop of essential oil.
Shaking the vial alone does not work to dispense, be sure to tap.
When using our 10ml or 30ml bottles, please turn over the bottle and allow drops to drip out.
Please note that thinner oils dispense more quickly, while more viscous oils dispense more slowly.
Test how quickly an oil dispenses before using to make a blend to avoid too many drops dispensing at once.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May irritate sensitive skin.
Dilute with a base or carrier oil or with plant based alcohol before using. Please note essential oils are not diluted in water, they will only be diluted when blended into oil, fat or alcohol.
Store away from heat and light. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. For external use only, unless diluted and under supervision of licensed medical practitioner.
Note: 100% pure essential oils and synergies are not intended for use directly on the skin for aroma. Please be sure to dilute essential oils into a carrier oil, unscented lotion, or natural alcohol base before using on the skin, or consult a certified aromatherapist for additional dilution and safety information.