Latin Name: Jasminum Officinale
Part of Plant Used: Dried Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
5% Dilution in Grapeseed Oil
It may just be the aphrodisiac properties that placed Jasmine Oil in such high demand throughout history. Because of this compelling quality Jasmine essential oil was used in healing and religious ceremonies. In China, jasmine oil was often used in sick rooms with the intention to make the air more fragrant, but it was also thought to clear the air of pollutants even before the discovery of bacteria.
Today, the essence of Jasmine oil is produced through a process called solvent extraction. At first glance, jasmine oil is all about aroma. Its complex, floral energy is a mood-lifter for most people and also often provides aphrodisiac qualities. Many studies have shown that just smelling jasmine aroma can increase alertness, hand-eye coordination, boost self-confidence, happiness and reduce stress.
In a therapeutic sense, jasmine can treat dry skin, and help improve ageing skin. In low concentrations, it can be used to treat dermatitis and eczema. Additionally, jasmine is very useful in fading scars and treating stretch marks after delivery. Jasmine helps relieve anxiety, anger and stress without acting as a sedative. You could say that Jasmine opens one up to options available through clearer thinking. This calming and balancing power of Jasmin can also reduce inflammation from emotional stress.
Jasmine has a long history of enhancing libido, inspiring sexual desire and releasing inhibitions. Jasmine has properties that regulate period cycles and can also reduce period pain, mood swings and lethargy. It is also known to help delay the onset of menopause.