Botanical Name: Michelia alba Plant Part: Leaves Extraction Method: Steam Origin: China Description: Michelia alba can grow into a quite large tree with handsome leaves that are broad and vibrant, and with flowering heads that are smallish, yet tender and very aromatic. Colour: Clear light yellow Common Uses: Michelia alba is most often used for its exotic fragrance. It is growing in popularity with soap makers. Consistency: Thin. Note: Middle to Top Strength of Aroma: Strong Blends well with: Michelia alba is referred to as a strong influencer of other oils. For this reason only small amounts need to be used. It is reputed to work particularly well with Neroli and Petitgrain. Aromatic Scent: Michelia alba has a green yet light scent that has been described as exotic with a hint of tropical, and representative of new beginnings and growth. History: The Michelia alba variety is the most exotic and costly of the Michelia family. Michelia alba has been used traditionally in temple ceremonies to mark births, deaths and holidays. Always dilute essential oils before use.