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The magnolia is an indulgent tropical flower with emotionally soothing benefits. In traditional health practices of China and Thailand, magnolia flowers have been used to help create a sense of balance within the body. A coveted ingredient in high end perfumes, Magnolia essential oil is distilled from the fresh petals of a flowering tree.
Magnolia oil is a precious, costly oil due to the difficulty growing and harvesting the blossoms. It is frequently used in aromatherapy to soothe anxious feelings, and in natural perfumes for its desirable aroma.
doTERRA Magnolia Touch combines exquisitely fragrant Magnolia oil sourced in China with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural fragrance. Packaged in a convenient roll on container, Magnolia is a beautiful natural fragrance. It has a fresh, floral, and slightly herbaceous aroma. Applied topically, it soothes and moisturizes the skin.
Magnolia Touch Uses and Benefits
Magnolia blossoms must be picked by hand early in the morning or late in the evening in order to extract the essential oil.
There are over two hundred varieties of magnolia, a genus of flowering plants native to Asia and the Americas. doTERRA Magnolia oil comes from Michelia x alba, a variety that flourishes in Southeast Asia. This magnolia is also called the white champaca or white jade orchid tree. It bears fragrant flowers twice per year, which have a fresh, floral, and fruity aroma somewhat reminiscent of champagne.
Magnolia trees can grow to nearly one hundred feet tall. Traditionally, farmers harvesting the flowers would erect scaffolding around the trees in order to pick the Magnolia flowers. At some point, farmers began cultivating the trees to a shorter size. To do this, magnolia farmers grow the trees in giant wooden or cement containers. Once the magnolia trees have grown to a sufficient size, farmers plant them in the ground, but still in the containers. This way, the trees continue to grow, but they grow outwards rather than up, allowing harvesters to pick the flowers with greater safety. Magnolia trees grown in this manner mature to about six feet tall. Magnolia blossoms can be harvested off the trees in the summer and then again in the late fall or early winter.
Chemistry of Magnolia Essential Oil
Magnolia essential oil is similar in chemistry to Ylang Ylang, Lavender, and Bergamot oils, which are all high in linalool alcohol. Because of the high linalool content, Magnolia offers powerfully soothing and relaxing benefits to the emotions and skin. Experimental research suggests inhaling magnolia essential oil may help to promote feelings of calmness and relaxation.
Oils that Blend Well with Magnolia Touch
Magnolia Touch can be used alone or blended with oils like Bergamot, Jasmine, Melissa, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Coriander, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Lavender, Neroli, and Rose.
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Essential Oil Spotlight
The magnolia flower is said to be a well-traveled flower with species scattered throughout South Asia, the Pacific, and North America. Also called white champaca or white jade orchid tree, magnolia flowers have been used in Chinese traditional health practices to help create a sense of balance within the body. Steam distilled from the sturdy petals of the magnolia flower, Magnolia essential oil has a fruity and floral aroma that helps promote a relaxed atmosphere. Like Lavender and Bergamot, Magnolia is primarily Linalool, which may help with feelings of stress or anxiousness. Expertly combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Magnolia Touch is moisturizing and soothing to the skin. Add to your daily routine to help keep skin clean and hydrated. As a personal fragrance, Magnolia Touch gives a constant comfort to your mood while uplifting and refreshing.
Magnolia connects people with the energy of the divine matriarch. This feminine spiritual source expects individuals to treat one another with mercy and compassion. Magnolia creates a tender place within the heart to learn important lessons from this higher plane of consciousness about human interconnectedness and how to live in love and harmony. It is also assists in illuminating the distance between individuals and dispels whatever may be clouding the ability to see other human beings with relatable needs, desires and pains. It encourages all individuals on a profoundly spiritual level to interact without causing pain or suffering, and to refrain from seeing others as somehow less than oneself.
The inviting sweetness of Magnolia draws the senses in with gentle, pure, maternal nurturing that facilitates deep healing and soul-level change. Once the individual feels safe and loved, they will naturally see where they are withholding compassion from themselves and from those around them. Magnolia inspires individuals to engage with their fellow sojourners in this life with greater and greater empathy. It mirrors back to each individual the shared humanity reflected in another's eyes and reminds that each soul is equally deserving of kindness and respect. Magnolia reveals the essential bonds shared between all people. When individuals view themselves as separate from others, they begin to lose the thread that weaves humanity together and to disregard the outcomes of the people they have detached themselves from. Magnolia facilitates a divine healing energy bringing the world a remedy for these soul sicknesses.
Magnolia inspires the willingness to see the divine beauty within each soul. It teaches that each individual shares a responsibility to discover the gaps in their connection to others, to clear the encumbered perceptions obscuring truth, and to turn to the divine to heal those cold, confused or barren places within their understanding. Magnolia offers a true haven of refuge and reflection and inspires deep, transformative thought. Magnolia is a tonic for those who feel separated from the divine feminine and desperately need the lost teachings of a loving parent who can guide them on the path to greater happiness, progress, and unity.
(Taken from the book “Emotions and Essential oils”)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.