Jasmine is a sturdy evergreen shrub of bright green leaves with white star shaped flowers. Native of Asia and Africa; it is one of the oldest and widely used scented flower. Jasmine has an sweet and floral aroma. It is known and used in different cultures in various ceremonies. It’s know for assisting the body for emotional support and confidence boosting qualities. Some cultures drink jasmine tea daily to cleanse the air or relieve discomfort of the body.
Jasmine flower blooms only at night hence they hand picked at night time only. Being the most delicate and extremely fragile, jasmine essential oil is steam distilled from its flowers. Huge quantities of jasmine petals are required to prepare one ounce of essential oil, hence is rare, extremely valuable and highly sought after oil.
Jasmine oil can help reduce swelling and stress. It is considered as base oil for blending with other essential oils. When blended with herbs like Clary sage, geranium, lemon balm, rose, rosewood and sandalwood promoting the body’s natural way of resolving discomfort; making it indispensable in the world of aromatherapy.
For stimulating bath oil, recommending –
- 1/2 cup oil (i.e. almond oil), 5 drops of jasmine essential oil,
- 3 drops of juniper essential oil
- content from 4 – 5 vitamin E.
Indulge your self with a massage, recommending blend the following ingredients well –
- 8 tsp grapeseed oil,
- 6 drops of jasmine essential oil,
- 2 drops each of tea tree oil
- neroli oil.
Before application, it is recommended to warm the oil.
To create soothing and refreshing hair oil for scalp, recommend
- blending 2 drops rosemary,
- 2 drops lavender,
- 2 drops clary sage,
- 2 drops jasmine absolute to 1/2 ounce base oil