Getting down to essentials: Litsea Cubeba

Litsea Cubeba essential oil

 

Litsea Cubeba isn’t a name that rolls off the tongue. But that’s no issue to the essential oil fans with its many wellness and skincare benefits.  More commonly known as May Chang, Litsea Cubeba is a tree native to Southern China and Southeast Asia. The tree’s small pepper-shaped fruits, called cubebs, are the essential oil source used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of ailments from indigestion to lower back pain to headaches. Litsea essential oil can also be effective in fighting colds and coughs because it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Litsea Cubeba has a pleasant, lemony scent, which is uplifting and rejuvenating.  The essential oil is beneficial for combating depression, anxiety, fear, and psychological issues.

Litsea Cubeba benefits the skin in several ways. Its gentle astringent properties help clean pores, and its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action minimizes and heals existing skin flare-ups.


BIOTONE products with Litsea Cubeba

Marine Therapy Products

BIOTONE Marine Therapy Pedi-Salt Scrub and Marine Therapy Pedi-Balm, both with Rejuvenating Complex, stimulates smooth, 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 to massage 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.

 Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Massage Gel

It 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.

Relieve tension in the mind and body

Soothing Tension Treatment is a body aromatherapy treatment to help to relieve muscle tension and melt away body stress,

Ingredients

  • Relaxing Therapeutic Massage Creme .......2 oz
  • Muscle Comfort EO Blend ..........................3 drops
  • Marine Therapy Pedi Scrub .......................¼ oz
  • Marine Therapy Pedi Balm .........................¼ oz

Supplies

  • 2 Rubber Spa Bowls
  • 3 Warm Moist Towels

Instructions

1. Take 1 warm moist towel and wring out all excess water.

2. Add 3 drops of Muscle Comfort EO Blend to the damp towel.

3. Place towel with EO underneath the bottom of the head cradle (inside the cradle cover).

4. Place ¼ oz of Marine Therapy Pedi Scrub in a rubber bowl.

5. Place ¼ oz of Marine Therapy Pedi Balm in a rubber bowl.

6. Apply Marine Therapy Pedi Scrub to the client’s feet and perform an exfoliation.

7. Remove with warm, moist towels.

8. Apply Relaxing Therapeutic Massage Creme to the body and perform a massage.

9. Apply Marine Therapy Pedi Balm for a finishing foot treatment

Litsea Cubeba essential oil
Litsea Cubeba essential oil