May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil -10ml

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May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil -10ml
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Name: May Chang

The name May chang is commonly interchanged with Litsea cubeba it's botanical name.

Common Name: Litsea cubeba, Mountain Pepper

Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers.

Family: Lauraceae

Plant Part Used: Fruit

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Perfumery Note: Top Note

Aromatic Intensity: Strong

Aromatic Description: Sweet, fresh, lemon-like, fruity-like

Colour/Characteristics: Clear to pale yellow oil with a thin consistency

Main Chemical Constituents: geranial, neral, limonene

Blends Well With: Black pepper, neroli, lavender, kunzea, gigner, ylang ylang, sweet marjoram, rose, sandalwood, orange, cypress

Properties/Uses: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, calming, carminative, deodorant, galactagogue, insecticide, stimulant, tonic.  May chang essential oil may be used to help treat oily skin, acne prone skin, muscular aches and pains, muscular tension, joint stiffness, arthritis, rheumatic pain, inflammation, tendonitis, digestive stimulant, flatulence, indigestion, bloating, nausea, appetite loss.

Energetics: May chang essential oil may be used to help relieve anxiety, mental fatigue, mental overexertion, depression, irritability, negative thinking, loss of vision, loss of forward thinking, agitation, poor concentration, distraction, poor judgment.  May chang may help promote feelings of alertness, optimism, vision, foresight, insight, emotional renewal, positive emotional transformation.

Use: Diffuser, direct inhalation, oil burner, oil vaporiser, massage, ointment, balms, salve.  Not recommended for use in a bath due to high citral content, which can possibly cause skin sensitisation.

Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritating, possibly sensitising. Tisserand & Young caution against using may chang oil on people with hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin and for children under the age of 2.  Tisserand & Young also suggest a maximum of 0.8% be used topically.  No contraindications known.

Conservation Status: Listed as Least Concern on the IUCN red list

We do not recommend these products as a replacement for traditional medicine.

Do Not Ingest.

Do Not Use Undiluted.

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.

Discontinue Use If Irritation Occurs.

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