The May Chang Essential Oil is oil that comes from the fruit of the May Chang tree. This oil goes by two names – sometimes Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil, and sometimes may chang essential oil.
The flowers and fruits from this tree have been used in traditional herbal remedies for many centuries, but the oil is not so commonly used – the use of the oil dates back to the mid-20th century, but that doesn’t mean that it is not valuable. It is thought that it can make a great carrier oil for other therapeutic oils, and that it can help to open up the bronchial tubes, allowing people with allergies, asthma and bronchitis to breathe better.
There are some people for whom this oil is contraindicated, though – it is thought to increase pressure on the eyes, for example, so people with glaucoma should avoid it.
The oil can be used in diffusers or in vaporizers, and it can help to improve your mood and cheer you up. It is relaxing, and it has a soothing effect. Some people add it to potpourri and to perfumes. It lacks the harsh notes that some other oils carry, and it offers a nice floral and citrus fragrance. It is also a relatively affordable oil – things like Lemon Verbena Oil have a similar tone to them but are incredibly expensive. This oil allows the introduction of a lemony scent as the middle note to a fragrance, but it is still quite affordable and can be used in a wide range of products as a result.
If you’re looking for a sweet and deep fragrance, this is a good choice, and since it has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it can work well as a soap or a lotion too.