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Jasmine oil has an intensely rich, warm, floral scent and a tea-like undertone. The fragrance improves as the oil ages. 

Nature: warming, balancing

Vaporize in the air to relax, soothe and help lift depression, including post-natal depression.

Ideal in a skin cream for dry, greasy, irritated or sensitive skin.

Principal Actions: Moisturizing and rejuvenating for skin; uplifting for nervous exhaustion and depression; reputed aphrodisiac.

Practical Uses

Methods of Use: application, aroma lamp, bath, fragrancing, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray

Skin Care with Jasmine

Jasmine is used for dry, greasy, irritated or sensitive skin. It is both a skin moisturizer and rejuvenator with emollient properties.

For Mature Dry Skin: to moisturize and soften fine lines and wrinkles mix 4 drops lavender, 2 drops jasmine and 4 drops sandalwood into 20ml/4tsp of either borage or avocado carrier oil and massage into the face.

For Dry/Cracked Skin: Mix 2 drops jasmine, 4 drops neroli, 2 drops rose, 2 drops sandalwood into 20ml/4tsp of either borage or avocado carrier oil and massage into the affected areas.

Daily Face Oil: Mix 2 drops jasmine, 5 drops rose, 3 drops lavender into 20ml/4tsp almond oil and apply each morning to damp skin.

Nightly Face Oil: Mix 3 drops jasmine, 2 drops geranium, 2 drops fennel and 3 drops lemon in 20ml/4tsp almond oil and evening primrose oil and apply to skin each night.

For a Light, Natural Perfume: Mix 10 drops jasmine, 5 drops bergamot, 5 drops petitgrain in 10ml jojoba oil and apply to pulse points.

Bath Blend for Oily Skin: Mix 8 drops jasmine, 10 drops lemon, 8 drops cypress, 5 drops neroli in a dark glass bottle. Use 6 drops of this blend in a bath.

Circulation, Muscles and Joints

Jasmine has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Add 2 – 3 drops to a hot or cold compress to help relieve muscular spasms and discomfort from sprains.

Respiratory System

Jasmine is an expectorant and treats catarrh, coughs, hoarseness and laryngitis.

Cough: Mix 2 drops jasmine, 4 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops cedarwood in 500ml hot water and use as a steam inhalation.

Genito-Urinary System

Jasmine has a balancing effect on the female reproductive system; assisting with cramps, painful menstruation, frigidity, labour pains and uterine disorders.

Caution: Jasmine is a uterine stimulant. Due to its emmenagogue properties it should not be avoided during pregnancy. If nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

To Regulate Menstruation and Ease PMS symptoms: Mix 2 drops jasmine, 2 drops clary sage, 6 drops mandarin and use in a bath or add to 20ml/4tsp carrier oil and use in a massage.

Nervous System

The uplifting scent of jasmine produces a feeling of optimism, confidence and euphoria. It is most useful in cases where there is apathy, indifference or listlessness. It is effective for the treatment of depression, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions.

Uplifting Bath Blend: Mix 2 drops jasmine, 2 drops cedarwood and 4 drops orange or mandarin and use in a bath.

Emotional Stress: 2 drops jasmine, 2 drops clary sage, 2 drops lavender on a tissue and inhale.

Jasmine in Aromatherapy

Botanical Name: Jasminum officinale

Note: Base

Parts Used: flower blossoms

Source: solvent extraction of the night-scented flowers of the evergreen climber native to China, northern India and western Asia. Most of the oil is produced in Egypt and France. Jasmine concrete is produced by solvent extraction; the absolute is obtained from the concrete by separation with alcohol; an essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the absolute.

Description and Odor Effect: the absolute is a dark orange-brown, viscous liquid with an intensely rich, warm, floral scent and a tealike undertone. The fragrance improves as the oil ages. The odor effect is warming, uplifting and a reputed aphrodisiac.

Blends well with: clary sage, sandalwood, rose and all citrus oils

Application: application, aroma lamp, bath, fragrancing, lightbulb ring, massage, mist spray

Therapeutic Properties: analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antistress, aphrodisiac, calmative, carminative, cicatrizant, decongestant, emollient, euphoriant, expectorant, galactagogue, moisturizer (skin), rejuvenator (skin), sedative, stimulant (uterine contractions), tonic (female reproductive system), uplifting

Safety Data

  • Jasmine oil is non-toxic, but it is a potential skin irritant and sensitizer; avoid it in baths or massage if you have sensitive skin.
  • Due to its emmenagogue properties it should not be avoided during pregnancy.
  • The strong aroma of jasmine could bring on a headache; use in small amounts, in moderation.
  • Using too much of this oil could impede concentration, as it is a deeply relaxing oil.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • If nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

Chemical Composition:

There are well over 100 constituents found in jasmine oil, but the main chemical components are 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 etc.

Jasmine – Quick Reference

Skin: dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive skin

Circulation, Muscles & Joints: muscular spasms, sprains

Respiratory: catarrh, coughs, hoarseness, laryngitis

Genito-urinary: dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation), frigidity, labour pains, uterine disorders

Nervous: depression, nervous exhaustion, stress related conditions

Keyword: Aphrodisiac

Did you know... Jasmine flowers must be picked by hand before the sun becomes hot on the very first day they open; 8 million handpicked jasmine blossoms are required to produce 1 ½ litres of oil.

Jasmine Magic: Jasmine will attract a spiritual (as opposed to a physical ) love.

The flowers will also draw wealth and money if carried, burned or worn.

Jasmine Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To warm the emotions:

  • 2 drops Jasmine Absolute
  • 4 drops Australian Sandalwood
  • 4 drops Sweet Orange
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Body Essentials

  • Overindulge last night? Essential oils of carrot seed, cedarwood, fennel, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender and lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend from these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
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  • Place 1 or 2 drops of rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.


Creating a Balanced Blend

For a balanced massage blend, combine the essential oil drops in these proportions of essential oil "notes":

  • 3 drops Base Note
  • 7 drops Middle Note
  • 5 drops Top Note

For a total of 15 drops of essential oils per 30ml (1 oz) of carrier oil.

Top notes are the first impression of the blend; short-lived, yet brilliant. Top notes are sharp, penetrating, first to evaporate, extreme, and either hot or cold. Top notes provide the "ahhhh" in a blend.

Middle notes give body to blends - the developing phase with breadth and variety. Middle notes are warm, round, soft and mellow. Middle notes often provide the bulk, 50% to 80%, of the blend.

Base Notes are the final, lasting message of the blend; they deepen your blend and draw it into the skin, giving it roots and permanence. Base notes are deep, intense, rich and sensual. Base notes should be used sparingly, about 5%, so as not to overpower the blend.

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