Botanical name Michelia alba
Botanical synonym Michelia longifolia Blume, Sampacca
Processing Method Steam Distilled
Color/Consistency A thin, pale yellow to orange liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma A top note with a strong aroma, Michelia Alba Essential Oil has a fresh, slightly green minty scent that has been described as exotic with a hint of the tropical, with bittersweet notes.
Blends With Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli and Petitgrain.
Michelia champaca is native to the Philippines and the Indonesian islands, but now also grows in places far west of its origin - India, southeast China, Réunion, and Madagascar; the flowers are a beautiful deep orange-yellow borne on a medium-sized slender tree related to the Magnolias.4 In many areas where it thrives, the flowers are used for ornamental purposes and for worship in temples.
In Theravada Buddhism, champaca is said to have used as the tree for achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi by seventeenth Lord Buddha called "Aththadassi. According to Tibetan beliefs, the Buddha of the next era will find enlightenment under the white flower canopy of the champaca tree.
Michelia alba essential oil obtained from leaves through the process of Steam Distillation. it is scientifically known as Michelia alba. the plant of alba can grow in to the large tree with the smart leaves. it is related to Magnoliaceae family. it is orgin of China. It has pale yellow to orange yellow liquid in color.
Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Hazards May contain methyleugenol.
Contraindications None known.
Maximum dermal use level
Tisserand & Young No limit
Our safety advice
Considering that 87% of magnolia leaf oil consists of anticarcinogenic constituents, we do not consider that the 0.1% of methyleugenol requires a use restriction of the essential oil.
IFRA recommends a maximum concentration of 0.0004% methyleugenol in leave-on products such as body lotions. The equivalent SCCNFP maximum is 0.0002%. According to IFRA, essential oils rich in linalool should only be used when the level of peroxides is kept to the lowest practical value. The addition of antioxidants such as 0.1% BHT or a-tocopherol at the time of production is recommended.
Adverse skin reactions No information found. Oxidation products of linalool may be skin sensitizing.
Reproductive toxicity The virtual absence of reproductive toxicity for linalool suggests that magnolia leaf oil is not hazardous in pregnancy.
Acute toxicity No information found. Linalool is not toxic, but does possess enzyme inducing and sedative properties.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential No information found. Methyleugenol is a rodent carcinogen if exposure is sufficiently high; linalool, b-caryophyllene, a-caryophyllene and b-elemene display anticarcinogenic activity.