Aroma:Light, fresh Lemon aroma; intense, very fruity. Similar to Lemongrass, yet sweeter.
Latin Name:Litsea cubeba
Country of Origin:China
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Aromatherapy Properties:Refreshing and rejuvenating. Stimulating and balancing. Its aroma inspires and brings fresh energy; clears the mind. Popular skin care ingredient for oily, mature and inflamed skin (in moderation).
Suggested Use:Use a few drops in a diffuser to freshen the aroma climate of your home.
Add 5 drops of Aromaland's Firming or Goddess Blends (which contain May Chang) to 1oz. of unscented body care.
Add 2-3 drops to a bath, mixing the oil with Aromaland's Coconut Emulsifier or some Half & Half prior to blending it with the water (in order to prevent the oils from floating on the surface and because May Chang can irritate the skin undiluted).
History:Widely used in the perfume and soap industry for its soft lemon-scented aroma. Long history in Chinese medicine, being a plant native to China. The fruits resemble little berries that grow on stems, just like pepper – it is not related to the pepper family, however, but belongs to the same family as the Bay Laurel tree, Rosewood and Cinnamon (Lauraceae).
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity, non-irritating. Use in low concentration only in skin care since some individuals may react sensitive.