Product Name: Magnolia
Latin Name: Michelia Alba syn. Michelia Longifolia (magnoliaceae)
Country of Origin: France
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation: Not specified
General Description: Magnolia essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the Michelia Alba tree. It is native to southern and eastern Asia and is highly valued for its fragrant white flowers. The magnolia tree is an evergreen that can grow up to 30 meters tall, and its flowers are highly aromatic, with a sweet, floral scent.
Common Uses: Magnolia oil is known for its calming and soothing effects on the body and mind. It is often used in aromatherapy to help reduce stress and promote relaxation. It is also known to have skin-nourishing properties and can be used in skincare formulations to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Magnolia oil can be added to diffusers, bath products, and massage oils.
Characteristics: Colorless to pale yellow in color, with a sweet, floral aroma.
Blends with: Magnolia oil blends well with a wide range of essential oils, including citrus oils, lavender, ylang-ylang, and cedarwood.
Cautions: Magnolia oil is generally considered safe for topical use when properly diluted. However, as with any essential oil, it is important to perform a patch test before use and to dilute properly before applying to the skin.
Spiritual: Magnolia oil is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and spirit. It is often used in meditation and spiritual practices to promote relaxation and reduce stress. The sweet, floral aroma is said to inspire feelings of happiness, joy, and contentment.
History: The magnolia tree has been revered in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries for its healing properties. Its flowers were used to treat a wide range of conditions, from anxiety and depression to digestive disorders and respiratory issues. Magnolia essential oil has been used in aromatherapy and perfumery for its sweet, floral scent and its therapeutic benefits.