Pittosporum - The Flowers

The Magic of Flowers: A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses & Properties - Tess Whitehurst 2013

The Flowers

Said to originate in Japan, this divinely sweet-smelling little blossom has become a popular landscape addition to many gardens, and she now generously proffers her multilayered and multifaceted magical properties throughout a number of countries and regions.

While the essential oil is difficult to find, she has potent aromatherapeutic benefits when inhaled while still in flower form. To experience her magic and vibrational resonance any time of year, you might create a pittosporum flower essence or, if possible, purchase a bottle from a reputable dealer online.

Magical Uses


Pittosporum whispers, “In this moment, all is well. You have everything you need. The universe is showering you with luxurious gifts, vibrant health, and an endless flow of abundance right now.”


On a Thursday during a waxing moon, after compassionately and gratefully removing a few pittosporum blossoms or blossom clusters from the plant, put them in water and place them near your meditation area or somewhere comfortable where you won’t be disturbed. Near the blossoms, light a green candle. (You might also want to play some entrancing and soothing instrumental music.) Sit comfortably, with your spine straight, and relax the muscles in your body. Now, gaze at the blossoms as you clear and relax your mind. Bring them to your nose and inhale their scent. Breathe the scent all the way down to your belly, and visualize/imagine/feel the energy of the scent radiating throughout your entire body and aura. Set them back down and continue to relax. When you feel ready, pick them up and inhale again, repeating the visualization. On a feeling level (rather than a thinking one), allow yourself to know that all your needs are met and provided for, and that you dwell in an abundant universe. Feel your abundance flow freely: from you, to you, and around you. Decide to fully enter this flow.

Stay with this feeling and meditation for as long as feels right to you. Then extinguish the candle and leave the blossoms on your altar or nightstand. When it’s time, return them to the earth by placing them at the base of a tree.


If your life feels off-kilter or you generally feel a little out-of-whack, put your nose up against a pittosporum blossom and inhale. Feel the scent working on emotional, mental, and spiritual levels to bring your mind, body, and spirit into balance and balance your polarities (masculine/feminine, giving/receiving, acting/holding still, thinking/feeling, etc.). You might also take the essence regularly until you feel your balance is restored.

Falling in Love

If you find or suspect that you’re falling in love and you feel worried about the process (or just plain crazy), pittosporum can help. Because of her grounding, balancing, joyful, and sensual qualities, she’s got all the bases covered when it comes to falling in love in the most harmonious way possible. You still might feel crazy, but at least it’ll be a good crazy. Inhale the blossoms when possible and work with the flower essence.

Because she embodies the energy of falling in love in a harmonious way, and because like attracts like, when we’re ready, she can also help us manifest the experience of falling in love.


First, do not outline whom you will fall in love with or who will fall in love with you. This ritual must be done with no specific person in mind so that you can leave the outcome up the God/Goddess/Universe and consequently experience what is actually the best possible outcome, rather than what your ego thinks is the best possible outcome.

During a waxing moon, respectfully and gratefully obtain two flowering sprigs of pittosporum. Hold them in your hands and say:

I am falling in love with myself.

I am falling in love with life.

I am falling in love with someone wonderful,

and s/he is falling in love with me.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Blessed be.

Feel the sweet, dizzying, exciting feeling of falling in love. Place the sprigs in a jar and douse them in organic clover honey, filling it to the rim. Close the lid and tie the top with a pink ribbon. Store it in your refrigerator or your kitchen cupboard.

After a year has passed, you may rinse and recycle the jar. If possible, place the sprigs at the base of a tree or in a compost heap.


In a similar way to jasmine, pittosporum helps get us out of our heads and into our bodies. To experience this effect, inhale the scent from a fresh blossom. Feel the magical effects of the scent reaching all the way down to your belly and spreading out from there, relaxing your muscles and harmonizing your connection with your body and the earth.

Sexual Healing

For those who have been sexually abused or feel their sexuality has been harmed by unhealthy sexual relationships or harmful cultural messages, pittosporum is a God(dess)-send. She gets to the root of the issue very quickly and soothes it away with sweetness and self-love.

Weight Loss

When we overeat or hold on to excess weight, there’s usually something we’re trying to protect ourselves from or some emotional void we’re trying to fill. Pittosporum heals these issues by soothing our fears and helping us feel nourished and supported by life on a deep level. As such, she is an amazing help when it comes to weight loss. Starting at a full moon, try inhaling the essence of the blossoms at least once per day until the next new moon. Additionally or instead, take two drops of the essence under the tongue twice per day.

Magical Correspondences


Element: Earth

Gender: Female

Planet: Jupiter