Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the white flowers of the jasmine plant, which can reach a height of 10 to 15 feet, and bears dark green leaves.
Its flowers usually bloom at night but the plant grows from summer until fall. Due to its powerful fragrance, Pakistan has named jasmine its national flower. In India, it is regarded as a holy flower by the Hindus.
Jasmine has various scientific names including Jasminum Grandiflora (Royal Jasmine) and Jasminum Officinale (Common Jasmine). The oil is extracted mainly from the latter variety.
Renowned as the “King of Flowers,” Jasmine is prized for its delicate white flowers, which emit a highly fragrant aroma for up to 36 hours after being hand-picked. Extracting Jasmine is labor-intensive and must be done at daybreak, when the flowers are most fragrant and have the highest percentage of components intact.
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Jasmine essential oil provides a myriad of benefits, both aromatically and topically. Its esteemed fragrance can be calming, yet euphoric, instilling a positive outlook. Emotionally, Jasmine promotes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence.
Jasmine is known to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and promote healthy looking, radiant skin. Jasmine may also be beneficial in nourishing and protecting the scalp.
Due to the large amount of flowers needed to produce a small amount of oil, Jasmine is highly sought after in both the perfume industry and in aromatherapy.
Scientific Research on the Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil
- In a study to measure the stimulating effect of jasmine oil, subjects were “more alert, more vigorous and less relaxed” and its stimulating/activating effects can be used for uplifting mood.
- Another study showed that the aroma of jasmine resulted in “significant decreases in heart rate” and “produced calm and vigorous mood states” (in other words, it has “sedative effects on both autonomic nerve activity and mood states”.
- A study on the effects of jasmine on menopausal women showed that it resulted in having “a greater reduction in menopausal symptoms than those in the control group”. More specifically, jasmine “improved hot flushes, depression and pain”.
- One study on the effects of jasmine essential oil inhalation on “brain wave activities and emotions” showed that “the beta wave power (13-30 Hz) was increase in the anterior centre as well as the left posterior region” of the brain and that “positive emotions including the feeling of well-being, active, fresh and romantic” were increased as well and that the “negative emotions for example the feeling of drowsy were significantly decreased”. This all suggests that jasmine oil has stimulatory effects on the nervous system.
- Combine one drop with a natural, essential oils-based hair conditioner in the palm of hand, then apply to hair and scalp for added nourishing and moisturizing benefits.
- Dab one to two drops on fine lines and wrinkles and décolletage before applying facial moisturizer.
- Apply to pulse points to promote a positive outlook throughout the day.
Directions for Use
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the best diffuser of your choice.
- Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Absolute
Aromatic Description: Intensely floral, warm, musky, exotic
Main Chemical Components: Benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate