Best Benefits and Uses Of Jasmine Oil
To produce just 1 kilo of Jasmine absolute essential oil (grandiflorum absolute) it takes millions of fresh jasmine blossoms. Native to the tropics, each jasmine flower is harvested by hand to keep it intact. If just one petal is bruised, its aroma can be dramatically affected.
Jasmine's captivating aroma is layered with heady, floral sweetness and is a favorite aroma in high-end perfumes. Gucci, Hermes, Versace and Viktor & Rolf have all released fragrances layered with Jasmine.
Jennifer Aniston’s Chapter One Eau de Parfum features Bergamot, Pink Pepper, and Jasmine. At EG, our obsession with Jasmine has been long-lasting. Unlike a synthetic fragrance, our Jasmine oil is 100% pure and natural.
Beyond its extraordinary aroma, Jasmine oil has a range of therapeutic uses and benefits. It's powerful in an aromatherapy massage for both relaxation and skin benefits. Known to boost romance, Jasmine has long been used as an aphrodisiac because of its stimulating effects.
To take advantage of the many benefits of Jasmine, let's look at its applications and uses.
What Is Jasmine Good For?
In aromatherapy and in daily life, Jasmine oil has an array of easy applications and healthful benefits. Like most 100% pure oils, a little goes a long way. You only need a few drops to garner the benefits of Jasmine.
Jasmine For Skincare & Haircare
Packed with antioxidants, Jasmine oil can encourage skin cell regeneration while also protecting the skin from free radicals. Unlike some over-the-counter remedies, Jasmine won't clog pores and can actually improve skin tone when used regularly.
Recent research suggests that the anti-inflammatory properties in Jasmine can help relieve psoriasis and other skin conditions. It's deeply moisturizing and can help hydrate dry skin and soothe inflammation. Dilute it with a skin-loving carrier oil like Almond oil for a natural glow.
For centuries, Jasmine oil has been used to promote wound healing. A 2017 study found that it could actually help quicken the recovery of chronic wounds.
Moreover, Jasmine also has a number of hair benefits. Its moisturizing properties help prevent split ends and breakage. A powerful antiseptic, it also helps deeply cleanse the scalp to reduce buildup. Jasmine rehydrates damaged and dry hair to smooth tangles and keeps hair shiny and smooth.
To maintain flawless locks, try adding 12 drops of Jasmine to your shampoo. For more essential oil hair tips, read "The Best Essential Oils To Add To Your Shampoo".
Jasmine For Mood
Inhaling Jasmine oil can help balance stress levels and inspire total-body relaxation, similar to Lavender essential oil. There is also promising evidence that supports Jasmine oil as a natural remedy for depression when combined with a massage.
According to a 2010 study, research results "demonstrated the stimulating/activating effect of jasmine oil and provide evidence for its use in aromatherapy for the relief of depression and uplifting mood in humans."
Jasmine can also have an effect on mood fluctuations. A Korean study on 25 menopausal women studied the effects of aromatherapy massage, using oils of Lavender, Rose Geranium, Rose and Jasmine diluted in Sweet Almond and Evening Primrose oil.
For the study, Jasmine oil was massaged onto the abdomen, back and arms of participants over the course of 8 weeks. Aromatherapy massage effectively reduced menopausal symptoms by reducing hot flashes and improving anxiety.
A Natural Aphrodisiac
Many cultures and traditions use jasmine flowers in bridal bouquets and wedding decor. The sweet and exotic aroma has a romantic allure that inspires passion. Its calming properties also help quiet the mind to inspire deep relaxation.
A 2010 study found that subjects who applied Jasmine oil to the skin had a significant increase in breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure which increased autonomic arousal.
To use Jasmine oil as an aphrodisiac, try it in a massage. Read our "Essential Oils For A Romantic Massage" for expert tips.
Jasmine Oil Favorites
Need more Jasmine in your life? These expertly formulated essential oil products highlight Jasmine’s many benefits and beautiful aroma.
Allure synergy blend: It has a spicy yet sweet aroma with multiple layers of softness. Allure synergy blend is an exquisite combination of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Vanilla CO2, Jasmine, Cinnamon Bark, Cistus, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cocoa and Rose essential oils.
Aphrodisiac synergy blend: A natural way to inspire sensual energy, Aphrodisiac is a provocative blend of Lavender, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Litsea, Copaiba, Vetiver, Clove Bud, Amyris, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Geranium, Damiana, Jasmine, and Rose.
Jasmine roll-on: Diluted to .70% in Fractionated Coconut Oil, the Jasmine roll-on is an easy and affordable way to slide on the floral aroma. Apply to your pressure points and enjoy all day as a natural perfume.
Spring Garden synergy blend: With a luscious and sweet aroma, Spring Garden reminds us to slow down and enjoy the small moments that can really enliven us. Comprised of a compelling combination of Orange, Cedarwood, Lavender, Key Lime, Tangerine, Lemon, Vetiver, Geranium, Lemongrass, Copaiba and Jasmine.
XOXO body oil: Super-hydrating and utterly stunning, XOXO body oil is brimming with all-natural firming and smoothing nutrients. Along with Sandalwood and Damiana, XOXO body oil is given a boost from Jasmine absolute oil.
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