May Chang Essential Oil
May Chang is a tropical evergreen tree with flowers, small fruits, and leaves, which have a lemony aroma.
- Botanical Family: Lauraceae
- Other Common Names: Litsea Cubeba
- Part of Plant Used: Fruits
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: May Chang is comprised of aldehydes (neral, geranial) and monoterpenes (d-limonene).
- Musculoskeletal: relieves muscle and joint stiffness, also used for arthritic conditions
- Nervous System: has sedative qualities that make it ideal for insomnia, anxiety, mental exhaustion, and depression
- Skin: supports healthy skin when acne or oily skin is present, also used for fungal infections
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus Chakra associated with personal will, power, and mental ability
- Scent Profile: Top note with a sweet, lemony aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of May Chang can last up to 44 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Citrus, Floral
- Blends well with: Black Pepper, Cistus, Cypress, Helichrysum, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa, Monarda, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine
- Drug interaction; teratogenicity; skin allergy
- Cautions (all routes): Drugs metabolized by CYP2B6.(affentanil, methadone, propofol, valproate, bupropion, cyclophosphamide, tamoxifen, nicotine, SM-12502)
- Cautions (oral): Diabetes medication, pregnancy
- Cautions (dermal): Hypersensitive, diseased, damaged skin, children under 2 years old
Products Using May Chang Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.