Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil
Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

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Create a cheerful mood and cleanse the energy in your space with Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil. Also known as May Change Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil is steam distilled from the fruit of the Litsea Cubeba tree. It has a fresh, sharp, citrusy scent that’s mildly grassy and reminiscent of citronella or lemongrass.

Litsea Cubeba or May Chang Essential Oil uses include haircare, aromatherapy, natural insect repellent, DIY soap and candle making, homemade cleaners, room sprays, deodorizers, and more. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and may help stimulate blood flow when used topically on the scalp. This makes Litsea Cubeba Oil perfect for promoting new hair growth and healing scalp issues like psoriasis and dandruff.

In Asia, Litsea Cubeba Oil has been used for generations in traditional medicine to help naturally treat various gastrointestinal ailments. Although it should never be ingested internally, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil can be diluted in a carrier oil and then applied directly to the abdomen for relief from stomach aches, cramps, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, and more.

The vibrant, uplifting aroma of Litsea Cubeba blends well with many other oils and is great to use in meditation, yoga, and chakra balancing.

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Benefits & Features

  • Uplifting and invigorating aroma
  • Antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory
  • May help treat stomach aches and other gastrointestinal issues
  • Bright, citrusy scent is perfect for relieving stress
  • Freshens and deodorizes 
  • Helps promote a healthier scalp and thicker, fuller, shinier hair
  • Great for DIY household cleaners, soaps, room sprays, candles, and bath bombs
  • Perfect for aromatherapy and diffusers to freshen any space
  • Acts as a natural insect repellent to keep mosquitoes, spiders, and other bugs away
  • Enhances meditation, energy work, and balances solar plexus chakra

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Uses

  • Mix 2-3 drops in a carrier oil or conditioner, then apply to wet hair and gently massage into the scalp to help control dandruff, oil, and frizzy flyaways while encouraging new hair growth.
  • Apply diluted Litsesa Cubeba Essential Oil to the abdomen for relief from gastrointestinal issues and digestive problems such as indigestion, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and stomachaches.
  • Use in a diffuser, room spray, or aromatherapy jewelry to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and uplift mood. 
  • Mix with water and spray or dab on doorways and windowsills to use as a natural insect repellent. 
  • Add 2-3 drops to a warm bath to soothe sore, stiff muscles and melt away stress.
  • Inhale before meditation or yoga to help balance the solar plexus chakra.

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Recipes

Litsea Cubeba Deep Conditioning Hair Serum

If your hair is feeling thin, frizzy, or dull, try this deep-conditioning hair serum to experience Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil benefits for scalp and hair health.

  • 4-6 drops Litsea Cubeba Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Argan Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil

Directions: Mix all oils together in a small bowl or glass jar, then transfer to a dropper bottle. Apply 3-4 drops of serum to the crown of your head, then gently massage into your scalp and comb or brush hair as usual. Can be used on wet or dry hair. 

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Facts

  • Botanical Name: Litsea Cubeba
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Plant Part: Fruit
  • Aroma: Fresh, Citrusy, Sweet 
  • Consistency: Oily Liquid

Blends Well With: Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Eucalyptus

Popular Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Blends: At Peace, Everyday Blends Kit

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Safety

May cause skin irritation in some individuals. Always dilute in a carrier oil before topical use and perform a patch test. If you have a medical condition or take medication, please consult a physician before use. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Practice safe diffusing:

  • Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.
  • Keep children and pets out of the direct line of mist.
  • Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals, with ample break periods for safe and effective use.

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil Test Results

At Rocky Mountain Oils, your trust and confidence matter to us. As part of our S.A.A.F.E. Promise™, we offer third-party verified GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) test results from an independent lab for every essential oil and blend in our line.

GC/MS tests verify the purity and quality of our essential oils, so you can be sure you're using the safest, highest-quality essential oils available today.

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  • What are some Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil benefits?

  • Is Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil safe for skin?

    Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil or May Chang Oil can be diluted and applied to the stomach region for relief from gastrointestinal discomfort. However, it is not advised to use this oil topically on parts of the skin that are exposed to the sun. Using Litsea Cubeba Oil may cause temporary photosensitivity. Always patch test prior to extensive, continuous use on skin.
  • Is Litsea Cubeba Oil phototoxic?

    Yes. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is considered phototoxic and should not be used topically on areas that will be exposed to the sun. Litsea Cubeba contains higher amounts of Citral (Geranial and Neral) which can cause photosensitivity and may irritate the skin. Always patch test before topical use.
  • How do I use Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil for gastrointestinal health?

    To use Litsea Cubeba Oil for gastrointestinal health or relief from digestive issues, dilute with a carrier oil and then apply to the affected area. Gently massage into the skin, reapplying as necessary. You can also try adding 2-3 drops of Litsea Cubeba to a warm bath for relief from stomach aches and cramps.