A lesser known essential oil, May Chang has a spicy, lemony, citrus aroma with fruity notes. May Chang is also commonly known as the 'oil of tranquillity' or ‘Mountain Pepper’ and is recognized for its powerful promotion of physical relaxation and mental calm. It is renowned for its refreshing, stimulating and uplifting nature so it is an excellent aromatherapy oil to help to relieve symptoms of fatigue and lethargy. It has a tonic effect on the nervous system, and provides clarity of thought if you are stressed, anxious or suffering with your nerves. It is highly recommended for anyone suffering from work related stress or an inability to switch off.
If you have ever been on holiday to Thailand, the fresh and zesty fragrance of lemongrass will evoke the happiest of memories. Thai people use lemongrass in everything from incense to cooking so this fabulous fragrance is everywhere.
The scent of lavender can be described as having a slightly floral overtone. It truly is one of the most versatile oils in nature and because there are dozens of different varieties of lavender, grown all over the world, they all smell different according to the environment they are grown in. In the perfume industry lavender is used widely to add a top or middle note and is described by professional sniffers as having ‘a green, hay-like sweetness’. Lavender is widely grown in England and in the Provence region of France for commercial use particularly in perfume, essential oils and luxury scented candles.