Getting down to essentials: Litsea Cubeba

Litsea Cubeba is an essential oil that may not be familiar to everyone, but it’s one that isn’t quickly forgotten after use. With its intense, citrusy aroma, Litsea Cubeba, the botanical name for May Chang, a tree native to Southeast Asia, has a number of wellness and skin care benefits. The tree’s small pepper-shaped fruits, called cubebs, are the source of the essential oil.

Litsea Cubeba is a remedy in traditional Chinese medicine to treat indigestion, lower back pain, chills, headaches, and travel sickness. Possessing antibacterial and antiviral properties, it can be effective in fighting colds and coughs.

With its pleasant “lemony” fragrance, Litsea Cubeba is widely used in the perfume and cosmetics industry. Its scent is uplifting and rejuvenating, which makes it very useful for combating depression, anxiety and fear and psychological issues.

Litsea Cubeba benefits the skin in a number of ways. Its gentle astringent properties help to clean pores, and its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action minimizes and heals existing skin outbreak flare-ups. It also can help combat athlete’s foot, ringworm and other fungal infections.

BIOTONE products with Litsea Cubeba

Marine Therapy Products

BIOTONE Marine Therapy Pedi-Salt Scrub and Marine Therapy Pedi-Balm, both with Rejuvenating Complex, stimulate, smooth and soften feet and lower legs. Marine Therapy Pedi-Scrub contains multi-sized grains to exfoliate dull dry skin on the feet and legs and soften these areas. Marine Pedi-Balm can be used for a massage on tired, aching and swollen feet and ankles separately or after the Pedi-Scrub. It deeply moisturizes the feet and legs.

Rejuvenating Complex includes Lavender, Litsea Cubeba and Peppermint to revitalize and cool the feet for a refreshing finish. The products can be used separately or together for a luxurious spa pedicure treatment.

 Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Massage Gel

BIOTONE Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Massage Gel

Helps to promote joint wellness and give soothing relief to strains, sprains and other injuries.  The gel gives more coverage than oil so you use much less.  Provides a smooth, even glide without a greasy feel. Botanical extracts of Arnica, Boswellia and Devil’s Claw combined with Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Balsam Peru, Litsea Cubeba and Wintergreen work together to assist in fast recovery.