Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum) India
Jasmine has a long history of being used as an aphrodisiac. Its delicate flowers yield very little oil and are best collected in the hours before dawn, giving it its nickname in Hindi “queen of the night.” It takes approximately 65 pounds of flowers to make one ounce of Jasmine essential oil. Most Jasmine oils are actually absolutes, which means that the oil is extracted from the plant using a chemical. A very small amount of the chemical remains in the oil, making it unsuitable for internal use.
Some of the chemical constituents of Jasmine absolute include benzyl acetate, linalyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, indole, geraniol, and methyl anthranilate.
The rich, floral scent of Jasmine can almost be described as narcotic, and it is best used heavily diluted. Jasmine is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and skin conditioner. It is excellent for sensitive skin, stretch marks, and scars. Jasmine promotes skin cell growth and elasticity. It deepens breathing, is antispasmodic, and has a slight pain relieving effect. This lovely oil has been used for insomnia, anxiety, headaches, menstrual cramps, and labor pains.
Jasmine seems to promote a sense of euphoria and optimism. It has been effectively used for depression, lack of self esteem, and fear. Jasmine activates creativity and intuition. It has been said to help passion and intellect work together, crating joyful inspiration. Jasmine can be used for recovering from emotional violence. When diluted, its gentle sweetness can help one in moving on from grief and loss. The altogether uplifting aroma of Jasmine seems to create a sort of sensual confidence which translates into pure sex appeal.
Jasmine is featured in many of our blends here at Kamala's Own. Among them are Tenderness, Anxiety Attacker, Aphrodite, and Chin Up.
Always dilute your essential oils in an unscented carrier oil like Sesame or Jojoba. Do not take essential oils internally. Always store essential oils out of heat and sunlight. Keep essential oils away from children and pregnant women.
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