Litsea Cubeba / May Chang is a member of the Lauraceae family, native to regions of Southeast Asia and grows as a tree or shrub. Although grown extensively in Japan and Taiwan, China is the largest producer and exporter. The tree bears petite white and yellow flowers, which bloom from March to April each growing season. The fruit, flower and leaves are processed for essential oil, and the timber can be used for furniture or construction. Most essential oil used in aromatherapy is usually coming from the fruit of the plant.
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Benefits:
How to use Litsea Cubeba essential oil:
1. Natural facial care recipe
- You can also add a few drops of Litsea cubeba oil to your facial steam water for detox and cleansing effects. Essential oils are easily carried upward into the steam because they are volatile oils. For a facial steam tutorial you can find one on our Youtube channel.
2. Natural bodycare recipe- Put 6 to 12 drops of the essential oil per ounce of a plain base oil like grapeseed oil or apricot kernal oil and turn it into a fragrant, deodorizing, and luxurious natural bodycare treat without chemicals or harsh ingredients. This is particularly lovely for after bathing in the wintertime to seal valuable moisture into skin.
3. Natural cleaning recipe- Use Litsea Cubeba on its own or combine with Tea Tree oil to make the house smell divine and squeaky clean. A few drops in mop water will have your floors shiny and citrusy-smelling in no time. We recommend using a cleansing agent in the water to help diffuse the oil. Essential oils can damage wood finishes if used in too great of concentration, so 3-5 drops per bucket of mop water is a great place to start to test on your floors.
Litsea Cubeba essential oil uses:perfumes, insect repellents, body fragrances, incense, skin care products, potpourri, deodorizers, laundry products, shampoos, conditioners, massage oils, hair products, tonic, candles, soap making, sprays, cosmetics, aromatherapy products, bath oils, creams, and air fresheners.
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