Essential Oil May Chang
Perfumery Note: Medium
Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Aromatic Description: May Chang Essential Oil smells sharp and has a complex lemony aroma.
May Chang Essential Oil Uses:
May chang oil is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh fruits, and yields a pale yellow liquid with a fresh, intensely lemon fragrance with fruity and spicy undertones. For many people, the aroma brings back happy memories of sherbet-lemon sweets! Its lemony fragrance is similar to, but much sweeter and more refined than lemongrass, which has grassy, fishy and fatty backnotes. Due to this lemon sweetness, essential oil of may chang is used extensively in the perfumery, cosmetic and flavour industries.
Hailing from the small flower of an evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia, this pure essential oil is known for its versatility – it can be used in multiple personal care and household applications, and blends well with citrus, woodsy and floral essential oils.
This essential oil poses a higher risk of causing irritation and sensitization when used in the bath. Avoid using it in the bath, even if it is solubilized/diluted.