May Chang Oil | Litsea Cubeba | Mountain Pepper :
The Litsea Cubeba or May Change Oil is also known as the Chinese Pepper and Mountain Pepper. It belongs to the Lauraceae family and is native to China, Indonesia and some other areas of South-east Asia. The oil is botanically known as Litsea Cubeba.
The essential oil of May Chang is processed via Steam Distillation using the pepper-like fruits of the tree. The lingering aroma of may chang is quite popular in the cosmetic, perfume and aromatherapy industry. The oil strength is medium with distinct refreshing lemonish aroma with fruity undertones. Its aroma is often compared to that of lemongrass, but it is more inclined toward a sweeter side .
In aromatherapy, Litsea cubeba Essential Oil is highly regarded for its ability to refresh the mind and stimulate and uplift the mood. It is quite useful for those who want to get rid of fatigue and lethargic feelings. It also provides relief from stress and anxiety.
May Chang Oil helps as a natural insect repellent it needs to be diluted and applied topically.The refreshing and uplifting aroma of May Chang Essential Oil makes it a very good natural ingredient for house and office cleaning products.
Benefits and Properties of May Chang Oil:
Botanical Name - Litsea cubeba
Country of Origin - India
Strength of Aroma - Strong
Fragrance - Lemony with fruity undertones
Blends Well With - Lemon, Citronella, Bergamot, Clove, Geranium Oil, Ginger Root CO2, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram Sweet
Chemical Constituents - Citral, limonene, citronellal
Colour - Yellowish clear liquid