Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Parts Used: Fruit
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Medium
Oil Consistency: Thin
Scent: Crisp, citrus scent - reminiscent of lemongrass, but softer and sweeter
MAY CHANG essential oil offers many benefits for the skin. Use it to treat acne and oily skin. It is often used in deodorant to help control perspiration. Many people use may chang as a substitute for bergamot essential oil as bergamot is more expensive and is often phototoxic. Use may chang to ease flatulence and indigestion. This is pleasantly scented oil that is used as an insect repellent and works well to rid yourself of mosquitoes. May Chang is also an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.
Quick Tip #1: Mix 3-4 drops May Chang with 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Massage into the lower back as needed for pain.
Quick Tip #2: Add a few drops to your face wash or moisturizer. Use regularly to control acne and oily skin.
- May Chang can cause skin irritation to some individuals with sensitive skin; some people may be allergic; perform a skin patch test before use
- Do not use with children under 2 years old
- May Chang can interact with some prescription drugs; consult your health care provider before using if you take medications
- Do not ingest May Chang essential oil