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May Chang Essential Oil | Organic Litsea Cubeba Oil - Nature In Bottle

Litsea cubeba


CAS Number: 68855-99-2 ; 90063-59-5

FEMA Number: 3846

EINECS Number: 290-018-7

Product Code:  PEO1108

INCI Name  Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil

PART USED Ripe Fruits (Berries)

COMMON NAMES  Aromatic Litsea, May Chang

SYNONYMS  Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers.

EXTRACTION METHOD  Steam Distilled Essential Oil




Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

EU Declaration

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

1 kg (2.20 lb): 24% OFF
$60.90   $46.28
2 kg (4.41 lb): 29% OFF
$118.10   $83.90
5 kg (11.02 lb): 34% OFF
$286.06   $188.80
10 kg (22.04 lb): 38% OFF
$554.00   $343.50
25 kg (55.11 lb): 42% OFF
$1,339.66   $777.00
For larger sizes or customized quantities, please contact us directly for pricing and availability

Our organically crafted May Chang Essential Oil is steam distilled from the ripe berries of the short Litsea cubeba evergreen tree, growing wild in certain parts of India. Also known as Mountain Pepper, Exotic Verbena and Tropical Verbena, the Litsea cubeba tree is known for its scented flowers and foliage, and small berries shaped like peppers. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil has a powerful, clean, fresh, sweet-green, lemon-like aroma with light woody-floral undertones. The aroma is often compared to Lemongrass, though it is considered by many to be finer, and may be the better choice from a purely aromatic standpoint.

A small tropical tree, Litsea is native to China and is used to block the wind. Its fragrant flowers and leaves have a similar aroma to Lemongrass. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is characterized by its high Citral content (up to 85%) which accounts for its dominant lemony aroma. May Chang Oil has uplifting properties, and it has a strong effect on promoting mental and physical well-being. In Chinese medicine, this essential oil is useful to help alleviate symptoms associated with women's monthly cycles and supporting relief of muscle tension and inflammation such as tendinitis where heat needs to be cleared.


Bright, lemony, and energizing, May Chang is most commonly known for its usefulness in dealing with skin problems. This essential oil's astringent properties make it a lovely choice in facial toners for acne management and general skin rejuvenation, when used at a low dilution as it is rich in aldehydes. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is also helpful in supporting healthy lung and airway activity, primarily relating to unwanted congestion. This essential oil is helpful in reducing the presence of uninvited bacterial, viral, and fungal activity. Its powerful aroma is also used as an inhalant to combat the woes of seasonal maladies. With a fresh lemony and green aroma, Litsea Oil is often used in air fresheners and toiletries. It replaces synthetic citral in many fragrances.

Emotionally and energetically, May Chang Essential Oil clears and uplifts. This essential oil encourages mental clarity by clearing the mind and improving levels of concentration. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is often used as an oil for sleep support.


Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate Of Analysis (COA)

EU Declaration

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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Not all essential oils are created equally. We never knowingly compromise by adding synthetics, contaminants, or cheap fillers, or by using unethical production practices. Through our rigorous process of selecting suppliers and unwavering commitment to stringent quality testing, we guarantee every product we sell is 100% pure and authentic.



We only offer products that are certified organic, wildcrafted in their natural habitat, or grown using organic practices in cases where organic certification is unavailable or impractical. We rely on our relationships with the distiller/supplier and knowledge of their good practices to ensure that the product is free from pesticides and adulteration.



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Cosmetic Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil is suitable for cosmetic application. May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that all our products are free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that all our products are Dioxin Free.

Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

REACH Conformance - SVHC

Nature In Bottle declare that all our products as are compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and do not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil.

Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).