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May Chang
May Chang
Distilled from fruits
litsea cubeba
In Stock
Your Price (ex VAT): £3.75

A wonderful citrus aroma which uplifts, cleanses and tones. May Chang is an excellent room deodoriser and insect repellent.

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Plant Family: Lauraceae.

Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the pepper shaped fruits.

Properties: antiseptic, non-irritant, astringent.

Contraindications: May irritate the skin or mucous membrane. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin.

Oil Appearance: Pale Yellow.

Oil of May Chang is a comparatively new essential oil to the West. It is steam-distilled from the pepper-shaped fruits (Cubeba) of this tropical tree.

The strong lemon odour of the main constituent (Citral - 75%) dominates and hence the oil resembles Lemongrass, although it has a rounder and more fruity aroma. While the synonym Litsea Citrata is often given for May Chang, Litsea Citrata is a related species with a lower Citral content.

Use 5 or 6 drops in an oil burner to ward of insects.

For oily or problem skin, try adding a few drops of May Chang to skin cleansing products to boost astringent and anti-bacterial properties, (not suitable for sensitive skin).

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By David Tomlinson on Wed 13 November 2019