Magnolia is a plant and an herb.
- botanical information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- cautions and contraindications
Botanical name: Magnolia spp., especially Magnolia grandifolia, Magnolia virginiana, and Magnolia stellata
Common name: magnolia
There are no true essential oils for magnolia, but there are magnolia bouquets. You can use magnolia bouquet in the same manner as a true essential oil in any recipes or formulas that call for magnolia oil.
Astrological planet: Venus
magickal correspondences and uses:
Venus spells: Magnolia (as an herb or a bouquet) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Venus matters (beauty, compassion, fidelity, friendship, happiness, interchanges, joy, love, luck, meditation, pleasure, reconciliation, and youth). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Venus for a list of herbal substitutes for magnolia.
Using essential oils: There is no true essential oil for magnolia, but there are magnolia bouquets. You can use magnolia bouquet in the same manner as a true essential oil in any recipes or formulas that call for magnolia oil. Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Magnolia is believed to be safe.
Non-toxic to animals: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center has determined that magnolia bush has not been reported as having systemic effects on animals or as having intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. ASPCA
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).