Did you know? Jasmine’s nickname is “Queen of the Night.”
The plant’s blossoms are most fragrant during the evening, so they are normally harvested just after the sun goes down.
The sweet smell of jasmine is unmistakable—and unforgettable. Jasmine essential oil is said to have the ability to alleviate depression, ease respiratory illness, mitigate menstrual problems, and perform a number of other useful functions.
Jasmine is native to Persia and Kashmir, being brought to Europe through Spain in the seventeenth century, with a long and rich history in several cultures. In ancient Indian folklore it symbolized divine hope, and in Hindu and Moslem traditions it is considered the perfume of love. It is historically associated with romance and intimacy.
Today, India and Egypt supply the majority of oil, but smaller quantities are produced in Morocco, France, Italy, and Algeria. The beautiful flower must be picked by hand during the night into early morning before the sun comes out.” The flowers are too delicate, like roses, to withstand heat. While this is one of the more costly essential oils available, its usefulness outweighs its price tag.
What is it good for?
- Soothes skin Added to skin lotions, the oil can be a calming treatment for sensitive and inflamed skin that feels hot to the touch.
- Tones skin, naturally toning, jasmine can improve skin elasticity. Diluted in a massage blend and used regularly, it can help to fade stretch marks and scars.
- Enhances well-being, the warm, floral aroma of jasmine has a powerfully uplifting effect, helping to increase feelings of alertness, relieve tension, stress, and anxiety. It can disperse feelings of negativity.
- It is traditionally regarded as an aphrodisiac for men and women.
- Can fight cough and cold, a few drops of jasmine oil added to a steam inhalation can help to soothe irritating coughs and hoarseness and relieve laryngitis.
Jasmine essential oil may be used neat for topical application, diffusion, or direct inhalation.
Because Jasmine essential oil can stimulate menstrual flow, pregnant women should avoid jasmine essential oil. Do not use if you are pregnant. Do not ingest.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit , Basil, Lemon , Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli ,Orange, Patchouli, Petit-Grain , Rose, Sandalwood , Spearmint, Tangerine, Vetiver, Ylang-Ylang.
Dry & mature skin jasmine essential oil blends.
- 10ml Avocado oil
- 2 drops Jasmine
- 2 drops Rosewood
Both of these oils are very effective at encouraging cell renewal, so bringing fresh cells to the skin surface – ideal for anti-ageing – while the avocado oil adds essential vitamins and fatty acid benefits.
Inflamed & mature skin jasmine essential oil blend
- 10ml Jojoba oil
- 2 drops Jasmine
- 2 drops Bergamot
Often mature skin may become more sensitive, inflamed or irritated. The addition of bergamot in this blend, will aid in reducing inflammation and soothe any irritation.
Jasmine burner Blends
Using Jasmine with other in essential oils a burner, is a lovely way to release the aroma of the oil into your house, while benefitting from its properties via inhalation.
A good blend for coughs, colds and respiratory issues.
Uplifting, refreshing & vibrant.