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May Chang Essential oil - Litsea cubeba

May Chang Essential Oil (Litsea Cubeba)


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HIGH ALTITUDE NATURALS™ May Chang essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh fruits of Litsea cubeba plant, without the use of any chemicals and yields a pale yellow liquid with a fresh, intensely lemon fragrance with fruity and spicy undertones. The oil has a long history of use in Chinese herbal medicine.The oil's main component is citral, at 70–85%.
Litsea cubeba essential oil's lemony fragrance is similar to, but much sweeter and more refined than lemongrass, which has grassy, fishy and fatty backnotes. For many people, the aroma brings back happy memories of sherbet-lemon sweets! Its lemony fragrance is similar to, but much sweeter and more refined than lemongrass, which has grassy, fishy and fatty backnotes. The essential oil of May Chang is used in the perfumery, cosmetic and flavor industries.
May Chang essential oil is also occasionally referred to as Exotic Verbena or Tropical Verbena, although despite the references to verbena, the plant is not related in any way to true verbena (Lippia citriodora). The association to this name would appear to be due to the similarity in fragrance.
May chang essential oil has refreshing, stimulating and uplifting action, which makes it perfect for relieving fatigue and lethargic psychological states. Because this oil is a tonic to the nervous system it makes it ideal for clearing your head when you are feeling anxious, stressed or befuddled.
It has surprisingly good antiseptic, anti-fungal and antiviral properties too, which can be used to help keep coughs, colds and athletes foot at bay. It’s also great for cleansing jobs around the home such as sterilizing kitchen worktops. To boost its effectiveness, blend may chang with tea tree and you’ll have a powerful cleansing action without the unpleasant disinfectant-like aroma. When vaporized, it also acts as a respiratory tonic.
In skin care it is used for its mild astringent properties which can be helpful with acne and oily skin. May chang oil is also a very effective deodorant or added to an all-over body lotion. This oil may be mildly sensitizing to a few individuals, but since it has a powerful aroma you only need tiny amounts which reduces the likelihood of it being a problem for most people.
May chang essential oil blends well with a wide range of other essential oils, introducing a lovely fresh lemon-citrus note wherever you use it. Try it with basil, bergamot, clary sage, geranium, ginger, jasmine, lavender, linaloe wood, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, ylang ylang and all citrus oils...Enjoy...

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