One of the fun things I started this month was join Plant Therapy’s Oil of The Month Club! It’s a $20 monthly subscription service where you get sent a very special essential oil that they don’t currently sell, and I have to say, I’m hooked! This month they featured magnolia flower essential oil and it’s absolutely beautiful.
I highly recommend you try it out if you can get your hands on it!
The Benefits and Properties of Magnolia Flower Essential Oil
White champaca, white sandalwood, white jade orchid
Plant Part Used
Sweet, sugary, fruity, floral, champagne-like
1% for topical use
The magnolia flowers that are distilled to make this amazing essential oil is sourced from Chinese magnolia trees and offer an incredibly unique aroma. Their large white flowers exude an especially alluring scent that is believed to inspire personal growth, renewal, and new beginnings. It is the true expression of rejuvenating energies.
The flowers are harvested at night when the flower’s aroma is at its peak and is then distilled to produce this exotic essential oil that smells like a floral and fruity champagne!
High in linalool, magnolia essential oil is known for its calming, soothing, and relaxing properties. It uplifts the spirit and instills a sense of natural wonder in the world around us.
It is also pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, sedative, and antiseptic.
Magnolia flower essential oil is also known to:
• Alleviate rashes, hives, eczema, and psoriasis
• Calm worry, tension, and feelings of stress
• Ease anxiety
• Ease inflammation
• Ease menstrual discomfort
• Encourage better communication
• Heal dry skin
• Help heal minor wounds
• Improve memory and focus
• Increase appetite
• Increase circulation
• Increase confidence
• Inspire romance
• Instill a sense of well-being
• Reduce scars
• Relieve respiratory congestion
• Relieve symptoms of PMS
• Relieve feelings of depression
• Soothe cough
• Stimulate the lymphatic system
Magnolia essential oil blends well with bergamot, cedarwood (atlas), copaiba, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine absolute, neroli, patchouli, roman chamomile, sweet orange, rose absolute, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and yuzu essential oil.
How to Use Magnolia Essential Oil
One of my favorite ways to use magnolia flower essential oil is through diffusion. I add a couple of drops to a diffuser and enjoy the bright aromatic scent. It helps uplift my mood and dispel negativity. It also helps me feel motivated.
You can also make a simple room/body spray by adding 3-5 drops to 1oz of water and spritz it around your working space. I’ve also enjoyed using this in my diffuser jewelry by adding one drop to an aromatherapy locket.
Add one drop of magnolia flower essential oil with a few drops of sweet orange or yuzu essential oil to ½ cup of epsom salts for a luxurious bath. You can also add these Eos to 1TB of unscented bubble bath.
Aches and Pains
Add 1-2 drops of magnolia flower essential oil, one drop helichrysum essential oil, and 3 drops sweet marjoram essential oil to 1TB of sweet almond oil. Massage it over tense muscles, achy joints, or even over the abdomen to alleviate menstrual cramps.
Moisturizing Lotion/ Body Oil
Add 3-5 drops magnolia essential oil, three drops cistus, three drops rosewood, and one drop neroli to 4oz of unscented lotion for a luxurious and moisturizing body lotion.
You can do the same with your favorite carrier oil.
Want to sign up for Plant Therapy’s Oil of The Month Club? Check it out here.
Have you ever used magnolia flower essential oil? How did you like it?
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