100% Pure May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil 2 Dropper Bottles x 1/2 fl oz (15 ml)
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May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) 100% Pure Essential Oil, 1/2 fl oz (15 mL) Dropper Bottle, 2 Dropper Bottles

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Piping Rock May Chang Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

May chang—also called mountain pepper, exotic verbena, and tropical verbena—is a small tropical tree native to China, Indonesia, Taiwan, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The tree is known for its beautifully-scented flowers and foliage, and its berries that look like little peppercorns. The aroma is most often compared to lemongrass, but is considered to be lighter and sweeter. May Chang’s leaves, flowers, berries, and bark, have long been used in traditional Chinese practices, but it's only recently that the essential oil has been used in aromatherapy.

Plant Part Used

Berries and leaves

Extraction Method

Steam distillation


Strong. Strong, sweet and citrus-like.

May Chang Essential Oil Benefits

Eases occasional stress and tension of the body and mind. Uplifts moods and calms the occasional nervous mind. Promotes mental clarity and optimism. Supports tranquil serenity.

Blends Well With

Bay, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chamomile, Coriander Seed, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

History of May Chang

May chang has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese practices. Other traditional uses include use in candles, soaps, perfumes, deodorants, and massage oils—which all go perfectly with may chang’s lovely lemony aroma. Today, the oil is also used in air fresheners and household cleaners, to provide a clean-smelling citrus scent.

Using May Chang Essential Oil

All essential oil recipes are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!

Be Alert

Enjoy a mental boost that gets you through the newest challenge…feel rejuvenated, optimistic and re-energized!

6 drops May Chang Essential Oil
4 drops Orange Essential Oil
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops Coriander Seed Essential Oil

So Long, Stress!

Tension-filled muscles? Troubled mind? Racing thoughts? Release all that unnecessary negativity with this remarkably soothing, brightening blend!

6 drops May Chang Essential Oil
4 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

Aromatherapy Uses

Bath & Shower

Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.


8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.


Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.

DIY Projects

This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!

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