May Chang

May Chang

A shrub from the Asian tropics with evergreen leaves. Its pretty flowers give rise to small fruits, the distillation of which provides an essential oil with the most pleasant aromas. Its lively, fresh and lemony notes are unanimously appreciated.

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This Southeast Asian tree provides us with a popular essential oil, very rich in aldehydes, mostly citrals. In biochemistry, citrals can be irritating with prolonged use. The present Chinese origin contains about 15% limonene, an ingredient that moderates the potential aggressiveness of citrals and provides its pleasant fruity nuance.

The May Chang essential is anti-inflammatory and soothing. Because of its olfactory qualities and its democratic price, the use of May Chang has become extremely popular in air diffusion. Used in this way, it combines the useful with the pleasant as it is one of the best essential oils for destroying bad smells.

The aroma of May Chang is among the most pleasant that can be found: lively, lemony, fruity. This EO dispels gloom, stimulates conviviality and facilitates openness to others. Its liberating effect is expressed without restraint, unlike Aloysia citriodora.

This summary is given for information only: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties* presented are taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.

Emotional impact
Promote openness to others
Olfactory notes
Skin type
Oily skin,  blemished skin,  mixed skin
Slow cosmétique label
Quiet sleep,  Smooth digestion,  Stress,  relax