Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)

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Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Litsea Cubeba 

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Type of Oil: Essential Oil

Plant part used: Fruits

Product Colour: Pale Yellow to Transparent Yellow 

Product Odour: Sweet Citrus, Heavy, Spicy and Fresh

Country of origin: India

Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang

Shelf life: 2 years



Description of Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is extracted from the Peppery fruits of Litsea cubeba or famously known as May Chang, through steam distillation method. It is native to China and tropical regions of Southeast Asia, and belongs to the Lauraceae family of plant kingdom. It is also known by the name, Mountain Pepper or Chinese Pepper and has a rich history in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC). Its wood is used to make furniture and leaves are often used to make essential oil as well, though it is not of the same quality. It is considered a natural remedy in TMC, and used to treat Digestive issues, Muscle pain, fevers, infections and Respiratory complications.

Litsea Cubeba oil has a very corresponding smell to Lemon and Citrus oils. It is the biggest competitor for lemongrass essential oil and has similar benefits and aroma to it. It is used in making cosmetic products like Soaps, Handwashes and Bathing products. It has a sweet-citrusy aroma, which is used in Aromatherapy to treat pain and uplift mood. It is a great anti-septic and anti-infectious agent, and that’s why it is used in Diffusers oils and Steamers to ease respiratory complications. It also relieves nausea and foul mood. It is added to skin care products that treat acne and skin infections. Its disinfectant nature is used in making floor cleaners and disinfectants.


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Moksha Lifestyle is one of the leading manufacturers, suppliers and exporters of best essential oils and carrier oils. Our Essential oils are pure and free of any chemicals, additives or filters. They do not contain artificial colours, fragrances or preservatives. Moksha is leading supplier of organic essential oils to many retail companies and exports worldwide to other countries like USA, UK, Canada, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia etc. We deliver our products worldwide using our logistics partner companies like DHL, Fedex, TNT, UPS etc.

Buy Litsea Cubeba Oil online  and worldwide at best prices on Mokshalifestyle. Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil can be used for treating skin infections like Ringworm infection, Athlete’s foot and acne. It is an excellent anti-Acne and Anti-Ageing agent and used in making skin creams and cosmetics. It is also added in scented candles to create a unique and calming aroma. It is very popularly used in making perfumes and deodorants. It releases stress and relaxes mind, it reduces effects of Tension, Anxiety and Stress and that’s why it is used in Aromatherapy. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is used in making soaps, handwashes, body and bathing products. It is an active ingredient in pain relief ointments and balms. It is also used in making room fresheners and floor cleaners. It is added to diffusers and steaming oils to clear congestion, cough, Asthma, Bronchitis and provide relief to inflamed air passage. It is used in making hair oils and treatment for itchy scalp and dandruff. It is used in massage therapy to relieve pain and improve blood circulation. 

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is highly concentrated and should always be used externally. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is used both aromatically as well as topically. Essential oils even though are 100% natural, they should always be diluted in pure carrier oils before using for topical application. 

Moksha’s Essential oils are passed through numerous quality checks and tests using our in-house lab using GC; GCMS to ensure premium quality reaches customer. We apply highest quality and packaging standards using eco-friendly materials for packaging to ensure our products reach safely. We have secure payment portal to safeguard your transactions. We are leading wholesalers and suppliers of natural ingredients, and thus provide best prices to our bulk customers.


Benefits of Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil 

Prevents Infections: It is anti-bacterial and microbial in nature, that forms a protective layer against infection causing microorganisms. It prevents body from infections, rashes, boils and allergies and sooths irritated skin. It is best suited to treat fungal infections like Ringworm and Athlete foot infection. It has been used to treat dry skin infection as well, conditions like Eczema, Psoriasis, dry and flaky skin can be treated with it. 

Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Tension: This is the most famous benefit of Litsea Cubeba  essential oil, its Citrusy and calming aroma reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety and tension. It has a refreshing and sedative effect on nervous system, and thus help the mind in relaxing. It provides comfort and promote relaxation throughout the body. 

Anti-acne: It is rich in anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, that fights off the acne causing bacteria, and treats acne. It reduces redness and itchiness caused by acne and pimples. It heals the acne and also form a protective layer to avoid reoccurrence. It also controls excess sebum and oil production, which is one of the major causes of acne and pimples.

Anti-Ageing: It is astringent in nature that reduces fine lines and wrinkles and prevent sagging of skin. It also promotes faster healing of cuts and bruises on the face and reduce scars and marks. It gives a glowing and youthful look.

Oil control and Glowing look: It control oil and sebum production in the skin, and opens clogged pores. It removes dead skin cells that restrict skin from breathing and makes it dull and faded. It makes skin breathe more, open pores get cleaned well and this makes skin more glowing and healthier.

Reduced dandruff and Clean Scalp: Its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties clear scalp and reduces dandruff. It also controls sebum production and excess oil in the scalp, this makes scalp cleaner and healthier. When used regularly, it prevents reoccurrence of dandruff.

Faster Healing: It contracts skin and removes scars, marks and spots caused by various skin conditions. It can be mixed into daily moisturizer and used for faster and better healing of open wounds and cuts. Its antiseptic nature prevents any infection from happening in an open wound or cut. It has been used to as a first aid and wound treatment in many cultures.

Treats Nausea and Migraine: Its citrusy and fresh smell calms mind and reduce nausea and migraine. It has a refreshing and calming effect on the nervous system, which takes the mind to a better place and reduce uneasiness caused by medications, fever or migraine.

Digestion Aid: It is a natural digestive aid and it relieves painful gas, indigestion and constipation. It can be diffused or massaged on to abdomen to reduce stomach ache as well.

Respiratory Support: It has been used to treat cough and cold since a very long time and can be diffused to relieve inflammation inside air passage. It is also anti-septic and prevents any infection in the respiratory system. Its citrusy aroma clears mucus and blockage inside the air passage. It has been recognized as a treatment for Asthma, Bronchitis and Sore throat by Traditional Chinese Medicine.  

Pain Relief: It has been used to treat body pain and muscle aches for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is applied on open wounds and painful area, for its anti-inflammation and anti-septic properties. It is known to bring relief to pain and symptoms of Rheumatism, Back pain, and Arthritis. It improves blood circulation and provides a cooling effect to affected area.


Uses of Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil 

Skin Care Products: It is used in making skin care products especially anti-acne treatment. It removes acne causing bacteria from the skin and also removes pimples, blackheads and blemishes, and gives skin a clear and glowing appearance. It is also used in making anti-scar creams and marks lightening gels. Its astringent properties and richness of anti-oxidants are used in making anti-ageing creams and treatments.

Hair care products: It has been used for hair care in Asia, since a very long time. Litsea Cubeba Essential oil is added to hair oils and shampoos for dandruff care and prevent itchy scalp. It is very famous in the cosmetic industry, and it also makes hair stronger.

Infection Treatment: It is used in making antiseptic creams and gels to treat infections and allergies, especially those targeted to Ringworm, Athlete’s foot and other fungal skin infections. It is also used in making wound healing creams, scar removing creams and first aid ointments.

Scented Candles: Its strong, fresh and citrusy aroma gives candles a unique and calming scent, which is useful during stressful times. It deodorizes the air and creates a peaceful environment. It can be used to relieve stress, improve sleep quality.

Aromatherapy: Pure Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil has a calming effect on mind and body. It is therefore, used in aroma diffusers to treat Stress, Anxiety and Tension. Its refreshing aroma calms the mind and promote relaxation. It can relieve mind from exhaustive and long term emotions and help dealing with overwhelmed emotions.  

Soap Making: It has anti-bacterial and antiseptic qualities, and a pleasant aroma which is why it’s used in making soaps and handwashes since a very long time. Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil has a very pleasing smell and it also helps in treating skin infection and allergies, and can also be added to special sensitive skin soaps and gels. It can also be added to bathing products like shower gels, body washes, and body scrubs that focus on skin rejuvenation.

Steaming Oil: When inhaled, it can remove infection and inflammation from inside the body and provide relief to inflamed internals. It will sooth the air passage and promote better breathing. It is also useful in treating Asthma Attacks and Conditions like Bronchitis and Inflamed Throat.

Massage therapy: It is used in massage therapy for its antispasmodic nature and benefits to uplift mood. It can be massaged for pain relief, reducing Muscle Ache, and menstrual cramps. It can be massaged on to abdomen to relieve painful gas and constipation.

Perfumes and Deodorants: Organic Litsea Cubeba oil is used to make day to day perfumes, deodorants and roll on. It is also used in making Base oil for perfumes. It’s refreshing aroma was considered to erase negative thoughts and promote a better mood.

Pain relief ointments and balms: It can be added to pain relief ointments, balms and gels, it will even bring relief to Rheumatism, Back pain and Arthritis.

Fresheners: It is also used to make room fresheners and house cleaners. It has a very unique and familiar aroma that is used in making room and car fresheners.

Disinfectants: Its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial qualities are used to make disinfectants and floor cleaners. It rids home from all the bacteria and leaves a pleasant aroma behind



Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil is available in different pack sizes starting from 30ml, 120ml, 250ml and 1 litre.

Bulk pack sizes are available in 5kg, 25kg and 180kg pack sizes.

litsea cubeba essential oil

Note: Actual Packaging may vary. For Indian orders, 250ml and 1L pack may be in 100% recyclable HDPE bottles for safety if deemed necessary.



Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted up to a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.

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