May Chang essential oil has a fresh, sweet, intense lemony fragrance. It has fruity and spicy undertones. Known as the ‘oil of tranquillity,’ it promotes physical relaxation and mental calm. May Chang provides a lemon-scented base note in the perfume and soap industries. Also used to “anchor” the true citrus top notes.
Asian herbalists have used the fruits and flowers of May Chang for centuries. But, extraction of the essential oil goes back only about 60 years.
When used in a diffuser or vaporizer, May Chang creates a cheerful atmosphere. Known to be mood-enhancing.
May Chang is an ‘oil of tranquillity.’ Recognised for its potent effect in promoting physical relaxation and mental calm. Great for those suffering from stress. Add a few drops of this oil to your diffuser for a quick pick-me-up. Ideal for clearing your head when anxious, or befuddled.
Used in the perfumery and cosmetic industries. This is due to this lemony fragrance. Can act as an effective deodorant. This oil may be mildly sensitising to a few individuals. But since it has a powerful aroma, use only small concentrations. This reduces the possibility of issues for most individuals.
May Chang essential oil blends nicely with a wide range of other essential oils. This oil introduces a lovely fresh lemon-citrus note. Try with basil, bergamot, clary sage, lavender, and citrus oils. Thus gives the opportunity for a lemon fragrance in the middle note of a perfume.
Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Plant part used: Leaves
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Colour: Pale straw to deep yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle