Essential Oil Profile: Jasmine
Jasmine essential oil (Jasminium officinale) has a rich, sultry aroma that makes this oil feel alluring and romantic. It’s extracted from the flowering jasmine plant—part of the olive family—through absolute extraction.To maximize the fragrance of Jasmine oil, the flower must be picked at night before sunrise, and must be carefully harvested by hand so as not to bruise the flower, which would produce unpleasant fragrance notes in the finished oil, adding to the oil’s mystique and allure. Additionally, this precious oil requires more than 10 pounds of flowers to make one 5-ml bottle.
Ayurveda describes jasmine oil as sweet, cooling, and tridoshic, meaning that it benefits all body types. When used therapeutically, such as during marma point therapy, the oil is said to be nourishing to the tissues and strengthening to the nervous system.
In addition to its romantic and exotic qualities, Jasmine essential oil uses include support for healthy-looking skin. In fact, Jasmine oil is found in many Young Living personal care products, including Sensation™ Massage Oil and Evening Peace™ Bath & Shower Gel. Add it to your favorite lotions or skin treatments to enhance your natural glow and support the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Perfumes are the messengers of attraction, sensual pleasure, erotic enticement, and passionate excitement. Just as flowers secrete their nectars to attract pollinators for the perpetuation of their species, so too do humans use perfumes to enhance their attractiveness and signal their interest in love and intimacy. Jasmine, with her mysterious sultry aroma befuddling the rational mind with aphrodisiac impulses, is the foremost of all perfumes. “No jasmine, no perfume” is an old saying, indicating the great importance of the flower to the perfumers and their industry. ~ David Crow
5 Ways to Use Jasmine:
- Apply 2–4 drops directly to the skin or add a few drops to a neutral lotion and massage onto skin.
- Rub a few drops onto wrists or the nape of the neck for an empowering, confidence-boosting personal fragrance.
- Diffuse the relaxing aroma in the evening to unwind after a long day.
- Add a few drops during your conditioner application or include it in a DIY hair mask to nourish your hair and scalp and create healthy-looking hair.
- Include 5–10 drops in your evening bath for a calming, spa-like experience.
How to Use Jasmine Essential Oil
- Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
- Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour three times daily.
Jasmine-Neroli Bath Salts Recipe: For Flower-Power Sleeping!
This is an amazingly relaxing bath salts recipe, try it before going to bed and see how it makes you feel.
You will need:
- 2 oz Himalayan or Sea Salt
- 1 drop Neroli essential oil
- 1 drop Jasmine essential oil
- 1/4 oz Vanilla Infused Johoba
Put all ingredients into a small jar and shake to combine evenly. Scoop out 1/4 cup and pour under running bath water. Soak for 20 minutes.
You might also enjoy this infographic, All About Jasmine.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Storage: Keep in a cool dark place.
Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ jasmine absolute (Jasminum officinale)
**Jasmine is an absolute, rather than an essential oil.