Jasmine essential oil
Blooming all through the year, jasmine are pure, white, small, dainty star-shaped blossoms. Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the plant with botanical name Jasminum sambac.
Jasmine absolute is also known as Arabian Jasmine.
Hindu cultures used this flower extensively.
Jasmine was used in religious ceremonies as a symbol of peace.
What does jasmine absolute smell like?
An intense warm, sweet and floral aroma.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has jasmine absolute been sourced from?
This particular jasmine oil originates from Indonesia.
How is jasmine essential oil extracted?
Absolutes are pure essential oils but are extracted by solvents instead of steam distillation.
Flowers are just too delicate to be processed using heat or pressure so they are placed in a sealed container and the solvent flows over the flowers to dissolve the essential oil from the petals.
After the solution is collected the solvent is carefully distilled off.
What other oils blend well with jasmine absolute?
Jasmine essential oil blends well with bergamot, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, sweet orange and tangerine.
How can I benefit from jasmine absolute?
Not only a beautiful flower, jasmine oil is often used as an antidepressant, for emotional issues and is beneficial for the skin as as it helps soften dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
It can also be worn as a fragrance. Jasmine essential oil is often used for mood lifting and can be useful in cases of exhaustion, depression and nervous tension.
Jasmine is also known for being a sensual oil and regarded for its aphrodisiac properties.
Only a little of the essential oil is needed for aromatic purposes as the oil is quite strong as well as being very expensive.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Pregnant women should seek medical advice before use.