Jasmine Oil — Mood Booster and Stress Buster
The mythical perception of jasmine itself perhaps comes from the universally-acclaimed scent of its flowers which open at night or early morning. The aroma has been sought-after for centuries. The essence is widely used in the perfume industry. Some perfumers use at least a touch of jasmine in many of their scents to add a fullness and a more universal appeal. Floral scents, especially rose, are light and very feminine, whereas jasmine is floral but with a richness and a touch of the wild.
Country of origin: India
Method of Extraction: Jasmine oil starts its journey as a ‘concrete’, which is made by solvent extraction, after which an ‘absolute’ is obtained from the concrete, by separation with alcohol. The essential oil is then produced off the absolute by steam distillation.
Scent Description: The scent itself has been described as exotic, sensuous, intense, warm, sweet, and the list goes on In aromatherapy, the oil is powerful, expensive, and sought-after for many reasons.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Rose, Sandalwood and all Citrus oils.
Therapeutic Properties & Uses:
- The health benefits of jasmine essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant (alleviates depression) , antiseptic (prevents infection), aphrodisiac (stimulates sexual desires), antispasmodic (relieves spasm of involuntary muscles), cicatrizant (promotes healing through the formation of scar tissue), expectorant, (promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used especially to treat coughs), galactagogue (promotes/increases lactation) , emmenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), parturient (promotes and eases childbirth), sedative (treats insomnia), and a uterine (protects the uterus) substance.
- Depression, dry skin, exhaustion, labor pains, sensitive skin. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 57-67.]
Some of the benefits of Jasmine Absolute Oil:
Depression and Anxiety Relief
Many studies have found improvements in mood and sleep after using jasmine oil either as an aromatherapy treatment or topically on the skin, as well as it being a way to boost energy levels. Results demonstrate that jasmine oil has a stimulating/activating effect of the brain and also helps improve mood at the same time.
Compared with a placebo, jasmine oil caused significant increases of physical signs of arousal — such as breathing rate, body temperature, blood oxygen saturation, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure — in a study done on healthy adult women. Subjects in the jasmine oil group also rated themselves as more alert and more vigorous than subjects in the control group. The study results indicate that jasmine oil can increase autonomic arousal activity and help elevate mood at the same time.
Improve Immunity and Fight Infections
Jasmine oil is believed to have antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal properties that make it effective for boosting immunity and fighting illness. In fact, jasmine oil has been used as a folk medicine treatment for fighting hepatitis, various internal infections, plus respiratory and skin disorders for hundreds of years in Thailand, China and other Asian countries. In vitro and in vivo animal studies show that oleuropein, a secoiridoid glycoside found in jasmine oil, is one of the oil’s primary active ingredients that can fight harmful infections and increase immune function.
Inhaling jasmine oil, either directly or by infusing it in your home, can help clear mucus and bacteria within the nasal passages and respiratory symptom. Applying it to your skin can also reduce inflammation, redness, pain and speed up time needed to heal wounds.
Help with Falling Sleep
Feel like you’re always tired but have trouble getting good sleep? Jasmine oil exhibits a calming effect that can act as a natural sedative and help you sleep better.
To diffuse jasmine oil in your home, combine several drops in a diffuser along with other soothing oils, like lavender oil or frankincense oil.
Decrease Symptoms of Menopause
Using jasmine oil either as an aromatherapy treatment or applying it directly to the skin can help decrease emotional and physical symptoms of menopause and work as a natural remedy for menopause relief.
Prevent or Improve PMS Symptoms
Studies show that jasmine oil is among a group of essential oils that help balance hormone levels by acting as phytoestrogens, plant constituents with a phenolic structure similar to estrogen. This gives therapeutic-grade oils, including jasmine oil, the ability to help correct PMS, menopause and other hormone-related issues.
Massaging jasmine oil onto your skin or inhaling it can help to reduce PMS symptoms, including headaches, stomach cramps, acne and other skin flair-ups or restlessness.
Help with Post-Pregnancy Symptoms
Jasmine is known to help ease postpartum symptoms, including anxiety, depression, muscle pain and low energy, which isn’t surprising based on jasmine research.
It also been used traditionally to increase production of breast milk. Additionally, applying jasmine oil to the skin may help decrease signs of stretch marks and prevent scarring.
Jasmine oil is scientifically known for its stimulating and arousing properties. Diffusing jasmine oil or rubbing it onto your skin can help wake you up and boost energy. Its active ingredients have been shown to increase heart rate, body temperature and brain activity that are needed for active learning and problem solving.
Try adding some to your bath water or rubbing it onto your skin during a morning shower to help you get ready for your day. Have a test coming up or doing a presentation? Sniff some jasmine oil.
Promote Healthy Skin
A scientific review titled “Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases” published in 2017 features Jasminum officinale for its use in dermatology for general skin care, revitalization, dry skin, anti-aging, reducing inflammation, oily skin conditions and psoriasis. (12) Talk about some major jasmine oil benefits for face concerns!
Try mixing jasmine oil into your face cream, shower gel or body lotion to reduce blemishes, improve dryness, balance oily skin, prevent wrinkles and fine lines, and calm shaving irritation. Just make sure to first test your reaction to any essential oil by applying a small amount to a patch of skin in order to check for allergies.
Create a Calming or Invigorating Massage Oil
Depending on what other oil it’s used with, jasmine oil can make a massage more on the uplifting or soothing side. Want an energizing massage? Try combining the floral oil with invigorating peppermint or rosemary oil plus a carrier oil of your choice.
Looking for a calming massage? Combine jasmine oil with lavender or geranium oil and a carrier oil. Jasmine oil can increase alertness and arousal when needed, but it can also have relaxing and pain-reducing effect that makes it a perfect massage oil. It has been used topically for centuries to reap its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
Serve as a Natural Mood-Lifting Perfume
As I mentioned earlier, studies have confirmed jasmine oil’s mood-lifting benefits. Instead of using expensive store-bought perfumes, try dabbing jasmine oil onto your wrists and neck as a natural, chemical-free fragrance.
Jasmine oil has a warm, flowery smell similar to many women’s perfumes. A little bit goes a long way, so only use one or two drops at first, and mix it with a carrier oil to tone down the strength of the smell if you’d like.
Shelf Life: 6-8 years
- Essential oils are for aromatherapy and external use only.
- Never apply essential oils in its pure and concentrated forms directly onto the skin. Mix it with a carrier oil first.
- Be sure to do a skin patch test before applying it topically onto the desired area to ensure that there are no allergic or sensitive reactions.
- If you are pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor first before using essential oils.
- This essential oil is also compatible for use in perfumery, soap- and candle-making, and all other aromatherapy needs.
- Available in 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OILS, and in a WATER-SOLUBLE blend.
- PURE ESSENTIAL OILS are highly concentrated plant-based natural oils and must be diluted with water when used in oil burners and diffusers. Dilute first with a carrier oil if used topically. CLICK HERE FOR CARRIERS OILS >>
- WATER-SOLUBLE ESSENTIAL OILS are blends of pure essential oils and natural emulsifiers and compounds, that make them soluble in water, and designed for diffusing. Note: You may have to use more drops to reach the same level of scent-throw as pure oils. Adjust the amount of drops accordingly to your preferred strength.
- Diffusing essential oils is best in air-conditioned spaces.
Wherever the journey takes you…