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White Champaca Essential Oil
$14.95 – $99.95
Magnolia and I found each other during a really sad time in my life. It was the 2008 recession and I lost my job which quickly led to losing my apartment. I had to put everything I owned into storage and move into an Extended Stay equipped with a kitchenette. I walled up in that room for a week depressed and scared about my future. Like many during that time, I had never been through anything like a recession before but by week two, I knew I needed to put my big girl boots on and figure out my life. When I need clarity, I seek nature so when I finally ventured outside, I found I was surrounded in sweet, light peach lemon tea scent that kind of took my breath away. The hotel was surrounded with beautiful Magnolia trees. In my dispair, I almost missed the beauty just outside my door and that turned out to be my biggest lesson in life that never left me. Every week, I would pick the flowers that I could reach and place them in the take out cups supplied in my room. I would wake up with that scent and some hope for better times. When I was back on my feet, I set out to find Magnolia essential oil, to capture that sweet peachy note that got me through a tough time. It took a few suppliers to land a good one but I have what I believe is the truest essential oil to the fresh Magnolia flower. It is a superb floral.
It’s easy to confuse Magnolia essential oil because of the various names for it: White Sandalwood, White Champaca, Pak Lan, White Jade Orchid Tree, Champaca and of course Magnolia. I initially thought I was buying the oil that came from the big white flower that I had filled my hotel room with years before but I later learned it was the Magnolia Grandiflorum that I had been collecting which has more of the gentle lemon scent like creamy lemon curd. Magnolia alba flowers have a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine and is believed to relieve coughs and move chii. “The Art Of Perfumery” By Septimus Piesse was originally published in 1857 and speaks of an era we can learn a lot from as well as aromatic availability. He pens about the little use manufacturing houses had for Magnolia oil and suggests a botanical imitation that was sold in London (formula to follow). I tried his recommendation for imitation Magnolia and I liked it very much as a nice floral perfume but good Magnolia is available and I’m pleased to offer it.
Piesse‚Äôs Formula For Imitation Magnolia Oil:
Orange flower potatum 1 pint
Rose potatum 1 pint
Tuberose 1/2 pint
Violet 1/2 pint
Essential oil of Citron (lemon)3 drops
Almond Oil 10 drops
Suggested uses: Blends well with many wood oils such as Blood Cedarwood, Helichrysum, Patchouli, True Geranium, Chamomile and Bergamot.
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Packaged in tamper proof glass bottles.
We love our green bottles, unfortunately we are out of stock on the 1 ml bottles so we will be using our 2ml bottle instead. Please note that there will be the normal 1ml of oil which equals 20 drops but in the 2 ml bottle. You will not be receiving 2ml of oil.