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It may not be on everyone's radar but May Chang actually packs a powerful therapeutic punch! Yes, it sounds inherently Chinese and that's because the plant where it's from, Litsea cubeba, is native to China.
A natural antiseptic, deodorant, digestive, disinfectant, insecticidal, stimulant, and stomachic, May Chang has been historically used to treat a variety of health issues ranging from asthma to digestive problems.
It has a surprisingly fresh, lemony scent that makes it very popular in both perfumery and cosmetics. May Chang is often used in skin care products for oily skin and acne but is also beneficial for coughs and colds, muscle pain, bronchitis, nausea, and more.
Feeling lethargic? May Chang is great in boosting your mood, inspiring positive feelings, and dispelling emotional fatigue!
Blends Well With:
Rosemary, Rose, Orange, Petitgrain, Basil, Bergamot, Geranium, Lemon, Ginger
litsea cubeba (may chang) oil
ECO. essential oils are sourced from ethical sources and chosen from suppliers specifically to contain the best active constituents. ECO. essential oil blends have been crafted and blended from the pure essences of plants; their single oils are 100% pure and natural, and highly concentrated with therapeutic properties.
Add 2-4 drops of essential oil per 100ml of water to your diffuser. Some oils may require 4-8 drops to be added.
Add 3-10 drops of essential oil to a personal inhaler to inhale as needed.
Essential oils should always be diluted before applying to the skin. Blend essential oil with coconut oil, almond oil or any other suitable carrier oil for massage.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.