May Chang Oil

Litsea cubeba
57 reviews

Organically Grown

Organically Grown


3 years

Middle, Top



Lemony, sweet, intense, may change essential oil is refreshing and relaxing. It can help you take a deep sigh of relief and let go of stress. Use may chang to release physical stress, too—diluting it well in topical blends. May chang is rich in “aldehydes”—components that may irritate the skin but also make this oil excellent for cleaning. Our organically crafted may chang essential oil is steam distilled from the ripe berries of broad-leaved evergreen trees in India. They’re also known as “mountain pepper trees.”
Suggested Uses

Purify - Cleaning

Purify the room by adding a few drops of may chang essential oil to your favorite scrub or countertop spray—it helps reduce surface threats and protect your health.

Relax - Stress

May chang’s relaxing effects for the heart and mind make this sweet, lemony oil excellent in a stress-calming roll-on blend.

Relieve - Muscle Tightness

If you tend to carry tension in your shoulders and neck, try massaging them with may chang diluted in jojoba.

Product Properties


Plant Part

Fruit (Berry)


Organically Grown

Chemical Families


Botanical Families


Extraction Method

Steam Distilled

Therapeutic Properties













Safety & Shelf Life

Shelf Life

3 years

Safety & Warnings

May cause irritation to skin and mucous membranes, best to use well diluted in a carrier oil and in low doses. Avoid using on individuals with sensitive or damaged skin. May be sensitizing. According to "Essential Oil Safety" by Tisserand and Young (second edition), they suggest that the oil not be used with people who have Glaucoma. Not to be used with children under five years old.


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