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Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil

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  • Botanical name: Litsea Cubeba (Lauraceae) ext May Chang
  • Country of origin: China
  • Status: 100% pure essential oil
  • Perfumery note: Top note

What is Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil?

Litsea Cubeba essential oil, is extracted from the ripened and dried fruits of the Litsea Cubeba tree. The oil is also known as May Chang oil and its plant species are known as Chinese Pepper and Mountain Pepper. It is native to China, Indonesia and other parts of South East Asia and its cultivation and production are still almost entirely based in China.

Extracted via steam distillation, this pale yellow to yellow oil has a characteristic lemon-like, fresh, sweet aroma. The fragrance of this fruit oil is often compared to Lemongrass, although it is sweeter than that of Lemongrass.

Moreover, the amazing uses of the oil make it the perfect natural ingredient to enhance the appearance of the skin. With its strong, citrusy, fruity scent, this oil is commonly used in aromatherapy and skincare applications. More discussion on its benefits and uses below.



Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is known for its mild astringent properties which help to dry up oily skin. May Chang oil also has anti-bacterial properties that can be topically applied providing relief for people with skin conditions such as inflamed and acne-prone skin. For topical application, add 1 drop of this nourishing oil to a squirt of your facial gel or cleanser then gently massage into the skin. Adding the oil is helpful since it works effectively as a good pore cleansing oil.


With its high citral content, the essential oil can also work as an effective deodorant. Litsea Cubeba essential oil blends well with other essential oils to give the end product a refreshing, lemony citrus smell. If you wish to experience the benefits of this pure essential oil, make sure to add it to your daily skincare routine.


In general, May Chang oil’s benefits also extend to cleaning products for its strong antibacterial and antiseptic qualities perfectly matched with its aroma. For cleaning applications, combine our natural oil with tea tree oil to make the house smell divine and clean. Adding 3 to 5 drops each per bucket of mop water is a good start. However, it is best to diffuse the oil with a cleansing agent in the water because concentrated oils can damage wood finishes.

For cleansing soaps and aromatherapy candles, using this fragrant oil offers a pungent, citrusy aroma that can blend well with other essential oils having herb and spices aroma. This is also a good essential oil for diffusers.


USES OF litsea OIL

  • Aromatherapy Diffusers
  • Massage oil
  • Handmade Soap
  • Candles
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Household Cleaner
  • Perfumes

CAUTION: Not to be taken internally. Avoid contact with eyes. This oil may be mildly sensitising to some people.


If you want to buy Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil in Australia, N-essentials is your one-stop destination. We bring to you a broad range of pure, natural and organic cosmetic and skin care products. If you wish to know more, you can get in touch with us. You can also email us at Buy online today for delivery within Australia or worldwide.

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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Very popular

    Published by Ayako Fujii on 10th Jan 2020

    I add May chang oil to the deodorant I make. I haven’t met anyone who dislike this scent yet.

  • 5

    Published by Sue on 13th Jul 2019

    A beautiful, versatile oil which I've been using both in my diffuser (combined with Lavender purchased from N-Essentials) & in my homemade day moisturiser & facial oil.

  • 5

    Published by Lisa on 5th Apr 2019

    Received this oil as a free gift with my order in November 2018, and recently started using it in the diffuser at home as well as in homemade beauty products. What a wonderful, citrus-y scent and I was incredibly impressed with all the health benefits it provides . ll definitely be ordering this oil again & love it, and thank you N-Essentials for introducing it to me!!

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