Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasminum officinalis



Properties:
Jasmine essential oil has a sweet, exotic and richly floral odour.

Origin:
It originally originated from China and northern India.

Extraction Method:
The oil is extracted from the plant's flower using solvent extraction.

Chemical composition:
Benzyl acetate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, indole, benzyl benzoate, cis-jasmone, geraniol, methyl anthranilate and trace amounts of p. cresol, farnesol, cis-3-hexenyl benzoate, eugenol, nerol, ceosol, benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, y-terpineol, nerolidol, isohytol, phytol.

Therapeutic properties:
Anti-depressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, anti-spasmodic, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative and uterine.

Uses:

  1. It is used in cases of severe depression and soothes the nerves, producing a feeling of confidence and optimism, while revitalizing and restoring energy.
  2. Jasmine oil facilitates delivery in childbirth: it hastens the birth by strengthening the contractions and at the same time relieves pain.
  3. It is effective in post-natal depression and promotes the flow of breast milk.
  4. Because of its deeply soothing and calming nature, jasmine oil helps with sexual problems such as impotence, premature ejaculation and frigidity.
  5. It has a very beneficial effect on the respiratory system, by soothing irritating coughs and helping with hoarseness and laryngitis.
  6. It is further helpful with muscle pain, sprains, and stiff limbs.
  7. Jasmine oil tones dry, greasy, irritated and sensitive skin, increases elasticity and is often used to assist with stretch marks and to reduce scarring.

Precautions:

  • Jasmine oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing, although some people do have an allergic reaction to the oil.
  • Due to its emmenagogue properties it should not be used in pregnancy.
  • Using too much of this oil could impede concentration, as it is a deeply relaxing oil.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang