Jasmine Essential Oil
In India, Jasmine is known as “Queen of the Night” as its scent tends to be stronger at night time.
In China the jasmine flower symbolises the sweetness of women while in India it symbolises divine hope.
Jasmine flowers were used by the emperors of China, Afghanistan, Iran and Nepal in the 15th Century to scent their homes and clothes. It was introduced into Spain, and then through Europe, by the Moors in the 17th c.
The Chinese have used the flowers in their medicine for thousands of years and are dried to be used in their jasmine tea.
Jasmine essential oil is known as one of the most effective essential oils for nervous anxiety, restlessness and depression. It is also particularly useful for treating dry and irritated skin. Ripple uses the jasmine oil in its Relaxation blend of massage oils.
Jasmine Essential Oil
The Origin of Jasmine Essential Oil
The Jasmine plant is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 10m in height with beautiful dark green leaves and famous small white flowers. The plant is originally from China and Northern India but has spread throughout the world, with many places now producing high quality versions of the oil.
Solvent extraction is first used to gain a ‘concrete’ jasmine oil. From here, alcohol separation and steam distillation are used to produce the Jasmine Essential Oil.
Jasmine Essential Oil has many benefits for the body and mind that everyone will love. These benefits include:
- Uplifting Effects: The aroma of the oil stimulates the body to release hormones like serotonin that make you feel happy – boosting mood and energy.
- Aids Sleep: Just like the oil can help make you feel better, it can also help you sleep better too. It behaves like an expectorant, sedative and antispasmodic.
- Antiseptic Properties: The oil also works as a disinfectant. The compounds that make up the oil’s composition prevent wounds from becoming septic and can effectively eliminate bacteria, and fungi.
- Fighting Illness: If you have a cough or cold, using this oil in a vaporiser can help you stop coughing and clear congestion of the nasal and respiratory tracts.
- Skin Health: It excellent is excellent for treating dry and mature skin, and has also been known to effectively treat eczema and dermatitis.
- Healing Scars: It is good for reducing the appearance of scars.
Uses of Jasmine Essential Oil
- Burners and Vaporisers: This is one of the best ways to use the oil to ease nervousness, fight depression, promote happiness and soothe coughs.
- Massage Oil and Baths: Jasmine Essential Oil is very popular for massage oil blends and also to be used diluted in baths.
- Lotions and Creams: Used in lotions or creams, the oil can very effectively target scars to help fade them. It can also treat dry skin.
Blending Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine Essential Oil blends exceptionally well with many other oils. In particular, the oil is known to work well with Rose, Bergamot, Sandalwood and Citrus Essential Oils.