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Alteya Organics May Chang (Litsea cubeba) Essential Oil - organic 5ml


Antiseptic, balancing, revitalizing.

May Chang (also referred to as Litsea cubeba) has a strong, citrus like aroma.

This very cheerful oil is ideal for relieving fatigue and clearing your head when you are feeling anxious or stressed.

In skincare, this non-irritant, antiseptic and astringent oil is very effective in treating oily and acne prone skin.

100% pure, 100% natural, certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free.
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Product number: OHALEO0112
Unit price: €122.02/100ml


Botanical name: Litsea cubeba.
Family: Lauraceae.
Method of extraction: steam distillation.
Plant part: fruit.
Scent: sharp, lemony aroma.
Colour: yellow.
Consistency: thin.
Perfumery note: medium note.
Blends well with: mandarin, lavender (diffusion).
Ingredient (INCI): Litsea cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil.



Litsea can be used in diffusion, mixed for example with Mandarin and Lavender for relaxation or purify the air. It also makes a very refreshing bath oil.


Add 2-3 drops in a 50ml face cream to help fight acne or oily skin.

Safety precautions >

Precaution against topical use in children and infants under age 2 and for those with hypersensitive or damaged skin.

Product type Essential oils
Therapeutic effect Relaxing
Brand Alteya Organics
Scent Fresh, citrus-like
Skin concern Oily & Combination
Certifications Certified organic
Country of origin USA

Plant Description

The species Litsea cubeba belongs to the Lauraceae family and is also known as Chinese Pepper and Mountain Pepper. It is a small deciduous tree that grows to a height of 5 to 8 m (16-26 ft), with a smooth trunk measuring 6-20 cm (2.5 to 8 in) in diameter. The tree bears white or pale yellow, lemon-scented flowers, and small fruits which are similar in shape to small peppers, from which the word ‘cubeb’ is derived.

Measuring between 4 to 6 mm in diameter, the aromatic fruits are almost spherical in shape and green in colour, turning red then dark brown upon ripening. When dried, these small fruits look like large, dried black peppers and provide the source of May chang essential oil, although oil can also be extracted from the flowers, branches, bark, roots and leaves too. The essential oil derived from these parts of the plant do not have the same odour as the fruits though.


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