Magnolia is a wonderful tropical flower with extremely relaxing benefits. In the traditional health practices of China and Thailand, magnolia flowers were used because they helped to create balance in the body.As a coveted ingredient in high quality fragrances, magnolia essential oil is distilled from the fresh petals of a flowering tree. The value of magnolia lies in the fact that its flowers must be collected only by hand early in the morning or late at night to extract the essential oil. Thus, magnolia essential oil is a valuable, expensive oil due to the difficulty of cultivating and harvesting the flowers. Magnolia has a beautiful natural aroma. It is a fresh, floral and slightly herbaceous fragrance that when applied topically, soothes and moisturizes the skin.