Litsea cubeba, commonly called May Chang, is distilled fresh for an essential oil that is intensely lemony, herbaceous, and fruity. This healing essential oil has antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, stimulant, and calminative properties. These properties all come from its chemical composition, which is primarily citral, Geraniol, and neral. Litsea cubeba does wonders for the skin, from removing excess sebum to cleansing pores, to treating conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It is also a wonderful natural deodorant and can reduce body odor without the use of harmful chemicals.