Name: Jasmine, Jasminum grandiflorum/officinale/sambac
Manufacturer: Holisticshop Own Brand
Size: 10 ml
Concentration: (5% Dilution in Grape Seed Oil)
Luxurious yet highly effective, this precious oil revitalizes and uplifts bringing optimism, insight, awareness and joy
About Jasmine Absolute Essential Oil: It is said that to adequately describe the magic of jasmine, one needs poetry. This magnificent, ambrosial oil affects the whole person - mind body and spirit/soul. It lifts depression and pessimism, replaces negativity with positive thoughts, and opens you up emotionally, making you receptive to the good things you deserve. Renowned as an invaluable oil for women's concerns, it is also a marvelous treatment for the complexion.
Description of Aroma: This exotic, flowery, honey-sweet fragrance never fails to please with its intense, slightly heady bouquet.
Ruling Planet: Sources vary widely, and include Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and the Moon.
Properties Beneficial To The Mind, Emotions And Spirit: Jasmine is a real boon for people in the helping and healing professions, as it restores energy and is generally revitalizing. This delectable oil penetrates and diminishes fear, sadness, nervous exhaustion and depression - especially post-natal - and produces positive feelings of optimism, happiness and self-confidence with its uplifting, stimulating and antidepressant qualities. Reputed aphrodisiac properties may help with impotence, frigidity and lack of confidence. It can be especially helpful for psychosomatic disorders.
Try this oil if you are feeling indifferent, listless or apathetic, as it is capable of changing your moods intensely. It is helpful for defeating pessimism and negativity and solving emotional dilemmas, especially those concerning intimate relationships. Jasmine may reduce psychological tension or paranoia, opening you up and enabling you to experience love, trust, total abandon and relaxed physical awareness.
On a higher plane jasmine represents intuitive wisdom, and may provide you with psychic insight. It stimulates the brain to release a neurotransmitter which acts as a painkiller, creating feelings of pleasure and euphoria. It is also said to establish a deep bond between mothers and their babies.
According to Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, (Complete Aromatherapy Handbook) "Like the waters of a sweet river, this fragrance penetrates the deepest layers of our soul, opening the doors to our emotions."
Of Interest: Probably native to Iran and now widely cultivated in Asia and Europe, jasmine is well-known for its exotically sweet-scented flowers. The plant was imported to Europe by the Persians in the 16th century, the conquering Moors brought it to Spain, and it quickly became mainstay of alchemical preparations - Tantric alchemists anoint their hands with jasmine oil. At this time, Grasse, the renowned perfume centre in the south of France, became the principal supplier. Although France reputedly produces the best and most expensive oil, the region can no longer meet demand and huge plantations can now be found in Morocco, Algeria, China and India. There are approximately 200 species worldwide.
Jasmine is also called the 'King of flowers' and has long been used in love potions, due to its reputation as an aphrodisiac. The name is derived from the Arabic yasmin, although it has many highly descriptive names in other languages. In India people have known about the power of the jasmine plant for centuries. Here it is called 'Queen of the night', 'Moonshine in the garden' and 'Moonlight of the grove', and pictures portraying lovers bathing in the moonlight in gardens or near lakes always include a jasmine plant. The Hindus also used it for scenting ointments and ceremonial occasions - guests frequently wear necklaces and bracelets made from jasmine blossoms. In Turkey the wood is used to make rope, whereas in Indonesia the flowers create an attractive garnish for food. The Chinese use the sambac variety for scenting their favourite beverage, jasmine tea, and refer to it as moli. (Dried jasmine flowers make a delicious aromatic tea that helps relieve depression and nervous tension.) They also employ it as an ingredient in cosmetics, and an infused oil is used to massage the body after bathing.
Jasmine oil is an absolute, an essence rather than an essential oil, extracted from the fragile flowers (as are rose and neroli.) The blossoms are hand-picked to avoid damage, which destroys the scent, and must be harvested before sunrise, after which the fragrance has mostly evaporated. The extraction process is delicate and demands a skillful technician. It takes about 1000 pounds, or 3.6 million flowers, to created 1 pound of oil, making it very expensive.
The high cost makes synthetics a viable, if ineffective, alternative. Much of the oil available today is diluted in a base oil, adulterated or 'stretched' with other ingredients, or just plain fake. The essential oil has become a very important ingredient in cosmetic products, and perfumes containing jasmine have always been popular - it seems to increase the attractiveness of the person wearing it. Interestingly its chemical structure is very similar to that of human perspiration, and it has unique absorbing qualities. Research from Great Britain proves the application of jasmine oil to have benefits for numerous physical and emotional concerns.
Properties Beneficial To The Physical Body: Renowned for women's problems, jasmine can be a valuable aid in the treatment of uterine disorders, for pain relief during labour, menstrual concerns, balancing hormones and milk production. Particularly useful for the respiratory system, try jasmine to calm coughs, ease laryngitis and hoarseness. Its painkilling and relaxing properties can help with muscle spasms and loosen stiff limbs. It may also stimulate the appetite. Jasmine is a luxurious and highly effective oil for all skin types, especially dry and oily, irritated, or suffering from dermatitis or eczema. Blend it with mandarin to increase elasticity and soften stretch marks and scars.
Jasmine Absolute Blending Suggestions: While jasmine is an exquisite perfume by itself, it combines beautifully with many other essential oils, including rose, neroli, sandalwood, orange, cypress, bergamot, frankincense, geranium, guaiacwood, immortelle, mandarin, melissa, palmarosa and rosewood.
Add this precious oil to your bath products and skin care lotions, and create a delectable massage oil for yourself or someone special.
Essential Safety Precautions: The potency of undiluted jasmine is very strong, almost overpowering. In fact the powerful aroma indicates a low dosage is required. The gentler the fragrance, the more effective it will be. Too much may impede your concentration or disturb bodily fluids, e.g. catarrh. It is considered a non-toxic oil, but over-use will diminish its effectiveness. In rare instances jasmine may be sensitizing to sensitive or problem skin.
Do not use essential oils undiluted or take internally without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
More About Our Own Brand Oils
We take great pride in the quality of our essential oil range.
Originally the Holisticshop range of essential oils went under the name of Windflowers. This company was founded by a qualified aromatherapist, selling high quality oils to shops and aromatherapists throughout UK and the world. In 2003 the opportunity came up for Holisticshop to buy Windflowers, which we did. This acquisition has meant that since this time Holisticshop customers have been able to buy high quality oils at the price professional aromatherapists would expect to pay.
Lower quality oils are available on the market but we continue to pick the best quality source for every oil. For example our lavender oil is "High Alpine" lavender from Mount Ventoux in the Pyrennes and the ylang ylang is the "complete" oil, not the ylang ylang II or III which come from a different stage in the distillation process. In the current climate essential oil prices on the open market have risen quite dramatically and some sellers are cutting quality. We have maintained quality, bought well and kept as competitive as always.
We do not buy anonymous drums of essential oils on the open market and we do not redistill lower quality oils to remake a “scientifically” higher grade oil that does not smell great (this happens sometimes with ylang ylang). We know the country and the growers of all our oils. Please be assured by the care we take with making sure our oils are great quality. You will smell the difference.
* They are non-adulterated and are as produced at the still
* We specify the country of origin for each oil
* Each oil has been independently tested by French chemist
* Our essential oils are not blended unless we say specifically say so
* No middlemen - straight from soil to bottle
Staff Review by Brett Almond
Jasmine absolute is a very expensive essential oil due to the extraction process. This oil is jasmine absolute (5%) in grapeseed oil. This helps bring the cost down and makes it much more affordable while maintaining high quality. The smell is still really beautiful and can still be used in massage blends, oil burners etc. Jasmine essential oil is one of my favourite oils, with it’s rich floral and sweet natural perfume. With it being diluted in grapeseed I was concerned that the smell would be lost, but it really isn’t.
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