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jasmine essential oil

  • Botanical (and family):
    Jasminum Grandiflorum. Family Oleaceae
  • Distribution:
    Originates from Iran and Northern India. Now grown in Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and Italy.
  • Description of plant:
    An evergreen climbing tree with delicate bright green leaves and very fragrant star-shaped white flowers. The flowers are picked at night when the aroma is most intense.
  • Extraction:
    1. Enfleurage - A process becoming outdated except in traditional regions.
    2. Extraction with hydrocarbon solvents.
  • Charactersitics:
    An orange-brown viscous liquid with an intensely rich, warm floral scent and a delicate tea-like undertone.
  • Odour effects:
  • Cautions:
    Not to be used in pregnancy. Narcotic properties could impede concentration.
  • Main chemical constituents:
    Benzyl acetate, linalyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, methyl jasmonate, methyl anthranilate - 54%
    Indole - 16%
    Phenylacetic acid - 1%
    Linalool, nerol, geraniol, benzyl alcohol, farnesol, terpineol, phytols - 24%
  • Properties and indications:
    Remedy for depression. Calming to nerves and warming to emotions. Restores energy.
    Hastens delivery by strengthening contractions. Good hormone balancer, helping post-natal depression. Has a deeply relaxing nature, and could be helpful with frigidity. Helps to regulate and deepen breathing by relieving bronchial spasm. Said to ease hoarseness, with its calming action on irritating coughs. Loosens up stiff limbs.
    Balm and tonic for dry and sensitive skin. A blend with mandarin and lavender increases skin elasticity.
  • Other uses:
    Used in eighty percent of all fragrances requiring floral notes.
  • Blends well with:
    Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Immortelle (helichrysum), Orange, Mandarin, Melissa, Neroli, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood.