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May Chang (Litsea) Essential Oil


Name May Chang (Litsea) Essential Oil
Species Litsea cubeba
Part Fruit
Extraction Steam Distilled
Aroma Lemon like with herbaceous undertones, similar to lemongrass


Product Description

May Chang (Litsea) Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name May Chang (Litsea) Essential Oil
Batch LC122MC6
Species Litsea cubeba
Part Fruit
Extraction Steam Distilled
Class Aldehyde
Source China
Color Pale Yellow
Consistency Thin
Note Middle
Aroma Lemon like with herbaceous undertones, similar to lemongrass
Blend Ideas basil, bergamot, cajeput, citronella, elemi, fir, juniper berry, Ylang Ylang, Fennel, lavender, patchouli, peppermint,

We source only pure essential oils.

If you like Lemongrass you will love May Chang.  It is high in citral, so does have safety information such as a max dermal of 0.8%.  Please review the safety tab to make sure this is an oil you should use.

According to Peter Holmes in Aromatica I May Chang, Lemongrass and Lavender may be great for bacterial immune support.  He lists May Chang and Lemongrass as a synergistic combination in many therapeutic possibilities.

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in jojoba.

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May Chang Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, max dermal dilution to avoid this is 0.8%. Do not use if you’re taking drugs metabolized by CYP2B6, diabetes medication, are pregnant. are hypersensitive, have diseased or damaged skin, or with children under 2 years of age. May Chang essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for May Chang essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

    May Chang (Litsea) • Litsea Cubeba
    Batch: LC122MC6

    1. Bioactivity of essential oil of Litsea cubeba from China and its main compounds against two stored product insects

    2. Chemical Composition of Essential Oils of Litsea cubeba Harvested from Its Distribution Areas in China

    3. Chemical composition of Litsea cubeba essential oils from Cameron Highlands

    4. Immunosuppressive Effect of Litsea cubeba L. Essential Oil on Dendritic Cell and Contact Hypersensitivity Responses

    5. Litsea cubeba essential oil as the potential natural fumigant: Inhibition of Aspergillus flavus and AFB1 production in licorice

    6. Litsea cubeba Essential Oil Yield Harvested from Different Habitat Types on Mt. Papandayan, West Java, Indonesia