Absolute extraction from flower, jasmine is actually an “essence” not an essential oil (see Absolutes vs Essential Oil). Jasmine is one of the most expensive oil as its extraction is a lengthy process in which gatherers have to work at night to maximise fragrance, pick these flowers by hand, making the production of jasmine essence very labour-intensive. Jasmine is commonly considered together with the essential oils, it is more accurate to refer to it as jasmine enfleurage or jasmine absolute because of the way in which it is extracted. Substituting ylang ylang will give almost the same effect in recipes and blends.
Note: One pound of precious jasmine essence requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine or 3.6 million fresh picked blossoms. The blossoms must be collected before sunrise, or much of the fragrance will have evaporated. The quality of the blossoms can also be compromised if they are squashed. A single 1 lb. of pure jasmine oil can cost from $1,200 to $4,500. In contrast, synthetic jasmine oils can be obtained for $3.50 per pound, but these synthetic oils obviously do not possess the same therapeutic qualities as pure jasmine oil. The above-mentioned properties and possible uses are based on pure jasmine oil, not synthetic oil.
Uplifting, stimulating, seductive, calming, soothing, emotional support and relaxing
Strengthens and tones the uterus and can induce menstrual flow, helps to speed the expulsion of afterbirth and overall recovery from giving birth; relieves postnatal distress; relieves cramps and muscular spasms of the uterus during painful period; soothes and comforts woman ailments; strengthens male reproductive system and can relieve the discomfort of an enlarged prostate gland; stimulates sexual vitality; soothes muscle spasms and sprains; alleviating stress to balancing our emotional well-being
Jasmine softens and smooths dry, irritated skin and inhibits bacteria, balance the production of sebum, thereby helping acne and oily skin. The hormone-balancing action of Jasmine essence affects the condition of the skin, making it benefits any type of skins – whether dry, oily, irritated, or sensitive. Jasmine essence helps to moisturise dry, dehydrated, or mature skin. It encourages a glorious head of hair when used in shampoo and hair tonics.
Jasmine has a rich, warm, floral scent with tea-like undertones. This intensely sweet “king of essential oil” smell mystery and magic. It is very uplifting to the emotions and is both emotionally and physically relaxing.
Blends Well With:
Geranium, lemongrass, rose, sandalwood, spearmint and citrus oils (Bergamot/lemon/lime/grapefruit/orange/mandarin/neroli/tangerine)
Dilution Ratio: Neat
- For age 3-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7-11, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil. And age 12 and above, neat application is safe
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Avoid using during pregnancy
Maybe cause skin irritation. Long-term use is not recommended
Overuse can cause headaches or nausea
Unsuitable for children under 3