Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil



Litsea Cubeba or May Chang - origin China, fruit

Litsea cubeba offers a bright, shiny citrus aroma that beats out the more commonly known Lemongrass and Lemon essential oils in our book. The dominant compound in the oil is citral (up to 85%) and it bursts into the nose like olfactory sunbeams.
Litsea cubeba is a small, tropical tree with aromatic leaves and tiny, peppercorn shaped fruits, from which the essential oil is distilled. The herb is used in traditional Chinese medicine to help menstrual complaints, digestive discomfort, muscular aches, and motion sickness. The essential oil can be used similarly and is a fantastic topical oil for skin use as it offers the brilliant, fresh, fruity aroma of citrus without the potential of phototoxicity. As well, if you enjoy the aroma of Lemon Verbena this oil is a much more affordable alternative.
Use Litsea cubeba for blending anytime a lemony note is needed. This oil is delightful for cleaning house, as well, as it has deodorizing properties. Drip a little in your soapy mop water to make your whole house smell amazing. The affordable price means you don't have to feel too precious about it either.
Litsea is non-toxic and non-irritant. Sensitization can be possible with prolonged use at high concentrations, or in sensitive individuals. Please dilute properly to avoid this issue.
Blending: This oil is considered a top note, and hits the nose quickly, then evaporating away. It blends well with Mint oils (especially Spearmint), Bergamot, Grapefruit and other citrus oils, Palmarosa, Rose Otto, Neroli, Jasmine, Frankincense, Vetiver, Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, Juniper, Cypress and many other oils.
Aromatherapy uses: nervous tension, high blood pressure, stress, immune support (via cleansing air and surfaces), topical uses for oily skin and acne
All essential oils bottled by Blissoma come from trusted suppliers that we have worked with for years now for production of our own product line. We are now offering these oils to our retail and professional clients because of their exceptional qualities. Every oil is 100% pure and natural with no adulteration or alterations.
Due to oils being lighter than water 9 g is 10 ml volume (.3 oz). 25 g is about 28 ml volume (1 oz). We are selling by weight because it is more exact.
Disclaimer: Statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Directions for use:
Always dilute essential oils properly before use.  Base oils and alcohol are both good for dilution.

Dilution rates will vary by age of the individual and application of the oil.

.25% - for children 3 months to 2 years
1% - for children 2-6 years, pregnant women, and individuals with challenged or sensitive immune systems, and facial use
1.5% - children ages 6-15
2% - for most adults for general use
3%-10% - focused use on smaller areas of the body for therapeutic purposes
10-20% - perfumery level dilution, for small areas of the body and very temporary use on larger areas such as muscle injury
6 drops of essential oil per 1 oz carrier oil is a 1% dilution
12 drops of essential oil per 2 oz carrier oil is a 2% dilution

If irritation occurs discontinue use.  Keep essential oils stored in a cool location out of sunlight to best preserve them.