Getting down to essentials: Litsea Cubeba

Litsea Cubeba isn’t a name that rolls off the tongue. But that’s no issue to the fans of the essential oil with its many wellness and skin care 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 source of the essential oil, used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of ailments from indigestion to lower back pain to headaches. Litsea essential oil also can be effective in fighting colds and coughs because it has both antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Litsea Cubeba has a pleasant, lemony scent, which is uplifting and rejuvenating.  The essential oil is very useful for combating depression, anxiety, 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 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, 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.

 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.

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,


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


  • 2 Rubber Spa Bowls
  • 3 Warm Moist Towels


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 of 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 on to client’s feet and perform an exfoliation.

7. Remove with warm, moist towels.

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

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