Michelia alba leaf - Essential Oil - Michelia alba - China - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Michelia alba
Linalool: 65 - 80%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / 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.
Product Abstract: Michelia Alba can grow into quite large trees with handsome leaves that are broad and vibrant, and with flowering heads that are small, tender and very aromatic. Michelia Alba is the most exotic and costly of the Michelia family, which has traditionally been used in Asian temple ceremonies to mark births, deaths and holidays. The Essential Oil is most often used for its exotic fragrance, and is It is growing in popularity with soap makers. It seems to have a strong influence on other oils, and for this reason only small amounts need to be used.
Cautions: 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.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.