Litsea, Litsea cubeba, also known as May Chang, comes from a small tropical tree with fragrant lemony scented leaves and flowers. The essential oil is steam distilled from the small fruits shaped like peppers, from which the name "cubeba" is derived. The lemony scent, a perfect blend of citrus and evergreen, is very similar to lemongrass but more delicate and sweeter.
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil has gentle astringent properties that can work wonders for oily or acne-prone skin. It helps to balance sebum production, cleanse pores, tone the skin, reduce the appearance of pores, and brighten the complexion,
This healing oil has antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. When used in a massage oil Litsea can help increase circulation to ease pain and inflammation. A gentle chest massage diluted in a carrier oil may help ease breathing during the cold and flu season.
In hair care, its astringent properties also help balance scalp oil production and promote luster and shine.
Aromatherapy Properties: The refreshing, uplifting, and stimulating oil will liven up your day and relieve fatigue and lethargy. A great nervous system tonic, litsea promotes relaxation, helps clear your mind and improves your mood when feeling anxious or stressed, and promotes restful sleep. It is the perfect antidote for negative feelings, seasonal blues, stress, anger, and irritability.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.