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Jasmine Absolute

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General Properties of Jasmine Essential Oil

  • antidepressant
  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • aphrodisiac
  • emmenagogue
  • euphoriant
  • sedative
  • spiritual stimulant

Origin: India. Solvent extracted from the blossoms. Base note.

Description of Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine is a bush from which the flowers are either extracted by the labour-intensive method of enfleurage (making it extremely expensive but a pure absolute great for aromatherapeutic use) or through chemical extraction. Jasmine essential oil is considered the King of oils with its rich long lasting aroma. The reason it is so expensive is because of the enormous amount of flowers needed to produce a small amount of oil. The flowers have to be gathered at night for the odour of jasmine is more powerful after dark. They are laid out on cotton cloths soaked in olive oil for several days, then extracted leaving the true Jasmine essence. Some of the countries of origin for Jasmine essential oil are India, Egypt, China and Morocco. Its chemical constituents include methyl anthranilate, indol, benzyl alcohol and linalol.

Jasmine essential oil is known as a "woman's oil" and as a uterine tonic it is good for menstrual pain and cramps. It has also proven very helpful in childbirth when used as a massage oil in the early stages of labour. It may also help with the delivery of the placenta after delivery and aid postnatal recovery.

This essential oil has a reputation as an aphrodisiac, helping to relax and address sexual problems. On the emotional level, Jasmine essential oil is relaxing and emotionally warming, a powerful antidepressant of a stimulating nature, which is wonderful where lethargy or a lack of confidence has set in.

In skincare, Jasmine essential oil is useful for all skin types, but especially for those individuals with dry, sensitive skin. It must be used in small amounts though, as too much can have the opposite effect of what is needed.

Specific Cautions for Jasmine Essential Oil

Can impede concentration. Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy.

References about Jasmine Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications for Jasmine Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Jasminum officinale
Method of Extraction: Solvent Extraction
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.