May Chang (Litsea Cubeba)

Harriet Herbery

May Chang (Litsea Cubeba)
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Litsea Cubeba Oil* *certified organic

10ml bottle

It's commonly known by its botanical name and is from the Lauracae family.

May Chang is a small fragrant tropical tree from Asia - hence why a lot of you thought it reminded you of Asia.

The oil is mainly comprised of citronellal. It is distilled from bark and from the leaves giving Cineols constituents.

It has a light and fine fragrance and is a pale yellow colour. It's fresh and aromatic and reminds me of summer and joy. It fills the heart.

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Antidepressant, antibiotic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, galactagogue, insecticide, stimulant and tonic.

It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for stomach aches, lower back pain, chills, headaches, dysmenorrhea, muscular aches.

Inhaling may alleviate anxiety and stress. It has been used to help treat coronary heart disease and high blood pressure.

For skin it's great for acne and oily skin and for use in deodorants due to its ability to reduce perspiration.

Cautions. Possibly sensitising in some people but considered generally safe and non toxic.

Cautions for under 2 year olds.

Tisserand recommends maximum dermal application of 0.8%

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