Synonyms: Litsea citrata, Laurus cubeba, Litsea
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Vietnam
Composition: 100% Certified organic May Chang essential oil
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of the May Chang fruit
Active Constituents: Terpene aldehydes: geranial and neral
Viscosity: Thin, thickens with age
Color: Clear, with a yellow tint
About: May Chang essential oil has a pungent, herbal aroma with peppery-citrus top notes. Distilled from the fresh, aromatic fruits of the May Chang tree, its citrus scent has been used to keep bugs away for thousands of years.
Common uses: May Chang can be used around the home in all-purpose cleaners and diffuser blends for cleansing surfaces and freshening the air. Added to salves and body oils, May Chang may have a soothing effect on sore muscles and joints. It also can be used as a bug repellant.
Blending Recommendations: May Chang is added to blends for its therapeutic value and its warm, spicy, citrus scent. It is often blended with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Caledula CO2, Cedar Atlas, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lavender Spike, Lemon, Sweet Lime, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Melissa, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Ravintsara, Rosemary Cineol, Rosemary Verbenone, Sage, Spearmint, St. John’s Wort, Tea Tree, Thuja, Thyme, Tulsi, Wintergreen, Yarrow.
Safety Information: May Chang is safe but should always be used diluted to avoid irritation. May Chang should not be applied to areas of hypersensitive skin or used with children under 2 years of age. Do not use internally if pregnant or taking diabetes medication. Discontinue use if application causes allergic reactions. Maximum Adult Dilution: 2.5%; 15 drops per ounce of carrier. Maximum Child Dilution: 0.5%; 3 drops per ounce of carrier.
*Information given is the historical use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.