Litsea Cubeba

A Bright, Citrusy Scented Essential Oil for Beautiful Skin and Hair




Litsea cubeba is a very versatile essential oil used in both our organic skin and hair care lines.  It is also known by the name of ‘May Chang’ or Mountain Pepper that grows as an evergreen shrub in the mountains of Southern Asia. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil or May Chang Oil has a sweet citrusy, spicy and fresh scent and its benefits have been utilized in ancient Chinese medicine for centuries. Often referred to as the ‘Oil of Tranquility’ in aromatherapy, its benefits are used in organic skin care to help rejuvenate healthy skin, balance complexion and relieve stress. 

The unique citrus composition of Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil makes it a great ingredient for unclogging and purifying blocked pores. When used in the form of a cleanser or a blemish treatment, the active ingredients from the oil penetrates deep into the pores to help dissolve comedones and impurities and leave behind a healthy and clear complexion. The active ingredients in Litsea Cubeba help repair and regenerate new skin cells. It protects mature skin from free radical damage, which in turn helps in maintain a youthful glow. 

The invigorating volatile compounds in Litsea cubeba oil also deep cleanses and refreshes the hair and scalp. If you have oily, thin and limp hair, Litsea Cubeba can add volume and nourishment by controlling excess sebum production and balancing the scalp pH. This essential oil in our organic hair care products not only leaves your hair smelling luxurious, but also promotes smooth, shiny, manageable hair. 


Shop Products with Litsea Cubeba:

For Skin 


Daily Foaming Cleanser

Rejuv Serum

On the Spot Blemish Treatment – Night

On the Spot Blemish Treatment - Day


For Hair 


Puraveda Big & Bouncy Volumizing Shampoo

Puraveda Big & Bouncy Volumizing Conditioner

Puraveda Clarifying Shampoo

Puraveda Leave-in Conditioning Styling Gel