The Amazing Benefits and Uses of Champak Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Magnolia champaca

Plant family: Magnoliaceae

Native Region: India

Plant Part: Flower

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Blends well with: Floral and citrus oils

Magnolia champaca, or champak in English, is a large evergreen tree in the Magnoliaceae family. It offers beautiful deep orange-yellow flowers with an exotic floral scent. Champaca blossoms are traditionally used to make an “attar” or holy fragrance. Champak oil is highly regarded and the most expensive oil in the world. It’s rare and unique aroma can be used to calm the mind, improve the skin, and produce a strong, floral aroma.

Champak essential oil smells divine and can improve skin, relax the body, and ease stress and tension.

Growing Champak

Champak, known as Golden Champaka or Joy Perfume Tree, is native to South Asia, Southeast Asia, and southern China. It is a large evergreen tree that produces intensely fragrant flowers, from June to September in varying shades of cream to orange. One single flower of the tree fills the air with a sweet, delicate fragrance. The scent of the tree can easily be enjoyed several hundred feet away.

The History of Champak

Champak is regarded as one of the most sacred trees of India and tropical Asia. The fragrance is thought to be pleasing to the Gods. Especially in India, they are used for worship at the temples and worn in the hair by girls and women as a natural perfume. The tree was traditionally used to make fragrant hair and massage oils.

Champak also has many medicinal benefits. It is used to treat skin conditions, fight inflammation, and is popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It is used to detoxify the body, promote proper digestion, work as a diuretic, and cure fevers.

The Science of Champak

Champak contains a variety of compounds including a-terpineol, β-phenyl ethyl alcohol, β-pinene, methyl 2-methyl butyrate, geraniol, and 1,8-cineole.

Benefits of Champak Essential Oil

1. Emotional Support

The fragrance of Champak oil has a calming and soothing effect. It’s commonly used by aromatherapists to treat anxiety, reduce stress levels, and promote a sense of positivity.

Wearing this oil or diffusing it around your home can help you reap the aromatherapy benefits of the oil.

Blends well with

To calm the mind and ease anxiety, blend Champak essential oil with jasmine or lavender essential oils.

How to use

Diffuse champak essential oil or apply it diluted to the wrist and back of the neck.

2. Skin Support

Champak has high antioxidant properties, a substance that protects cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants can help provide a protective shield against skin aging. Champak can reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes and can help treat acne.

If you’re dealing with inflamed skin from cuts or burns, applying Champak essential oil can soothe your skin and prevent the spreading of infection.

Champak contains natural emollient properties, helping moisturize and brighten the skin by revitalizing skin cells.

Because of its calming properties, Champak essential oil can also be used as a massage oil to soothe the skin and relieve sore muscles.

How to use

Dilute Champak essential oil with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil and apply to the skin, or drop one drop of Champak essential oil into a warm bowl of water to steam the face.

To create a massage oil, add one drop of Champak essential oil to a carrier oil or lotion.

3. Tension Relief

Champak essential oil contains anti-inflammatory and relaxation properties, making it an effective treatment for headaches, stress, and muscle cramps.

Blends well with

To relieve tension and ease stress, blend Champak essential oil with peppermint or frankincense essential oils.

How to use

Diffuse or apply Champak, diluted, to the areas where you feel tension.

4. Aromatherapy

The uplifting fragrance of Champak is perfect for diffusing around your home to freshen the air and create a positive, uplifting environment or for wearing as a natural perfume. The aroma unlike other floral scents and its strong notes last for long periods of time.

Blends well with

To freshen your home, blend Champak essential oil with lime or bergamot oils.

To create your natural perfume, blend Champak oil with clary sage, yuzu, or lavender oil.

How to use

Diffuse Champak to refresh your home. Apply Champak essential oil, diluted, to the areas you would normally apply perfume.


It’s important to dilute Champak essential oil to prevent skin irritation. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, consult your physician before use. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest.

Champak Diffuser Blends

Diffusing Champak can support the mind and body while providing a soothing aroma to your home. Add a few drops of essential oils to your diffuser based on the size of your room and desired strength.

Warm and Woodsy

2 drops Patchouli

2 drops Cedarwood

2 drops Champak

Fresh Blooms

3 drops Champak

2 drops Lemon

1 drop Lime

Afternoon Calm

1 drop Lavender

2 drops Chamomile

2 drops Champak

Rest and Renew

3 drops Champak

1 drop Orange

2 drops Ylang Ylang