Essential Oil of the Month – Jasmine Absolute

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Latin Name: Jasminum Officinale

Family: Oleaceae

This evergreen trailing vine can grow up to 10 metres in height, it has green leaves and star shaped white flowers which are plucked in the morning when the tiny petals are tightly closed. Jasmine is native to China and Asia, but also produced in India, Eqypt and Morocco. Jasmine oil is produced by solvent extraction making it an Absolute. The delicate petals of this climbing shrub will perish during steam distillation.

A non-toxic oil, although could be a potential skin irritant on sensitive skin. This middle note oils strong, sweet, floral aroma may trigger a headaches. Safe for use during labour – but not to be used at all during pregnancy.

Key Constituents:
Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cisjasmone, Farnesol, Linalol, Menthyl Jasmonate, Phenylacetic Acid.

Body systems affected:
Structural, nervous, respiratory, glandular, skin.

Main therapeutic properties:
Anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative (nervous), tonic (uterine).

Secondary therapeutic properties:
Analgesic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, expectorant.

Main therapeutic use:
Anxiety, depression, dry skin conditions, frigidity, glandular problems, greasy skin conditions, impotence, irritated skin conditions, labour pains, melancholia, menstrual depression, nervous chills, nervous exhaustion, period pains, sensitive skin conditions, stress related conditions.

Secondary therapeutic use:
Catarrh, coughs, dysmenorrhoea, muscular spasm, sore throat, strains, uterine spasm.

Blends with:
Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Safety data:
Non toxic, non-irritant. Rare cases with very sensitive skin.

Other Information:
Uplifting, warming quality which promotes euphoria and has a pronounced effect on an emotional level. An affinity with the female reproductive system, and believed to help with childbirth. Stimulates male sexual organs. Solvent extracted, Jasmine Grandiflorum is also oil producing.

Jasmine Blend Suggestions

For emotional stress
Add 2 drops of Jasmine, 4 drops Orange and 4 drops Sandalwood to a base oil and massage.

To nourish mature skin
Create a a facial blend of Frankincense and Jasmine in a base oil, 2 drops of each.

To help menstrual symptoms
Add 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Jasmine and 2 drops Mandarin in a base oil and massage.

To strengthen contractions
Apply 2 drops Jasmine and 2 drops Clary Sage in base oil and massage lower back.

Disclaimer: The information provided on our blog is for personal information and educational interest only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice, diagnosis or cure for any medical condition or disorder. If you have any health concerns we would strongly advise you your consult your GP or health care professional. If you want to receive aromatherapy treatment we would advise making an appointment with a fully qualified aromatherapist who will conduct a full consultation of your health history and provide you with a tailored treatment programme. If pregnant or taking medication it is recommended to seek professional medical advice before using aromatherapy. The information we provide is on the basis that there are no known contra-indications to treatment. Purple Flame aromatherapy accepts no liability for the misuse of essential oils and other products or for reliance on the information we provide.Disclaimer: The information provided on our blog is for personal information and educational interest only. It is not intended to offer professional medical advice, diagnosis or cure for any medical condition or disorder. If you have any health concerns we would strongly advise you your consult your GP or health care professional. If you want to receive aromatherapy treatment we would advise making an appointment with a fully qualified aromatherapist who will conduct a full consultation of your health history and provide you with a tailored treatment programme. If pregnant or taking medication it is recommended to seek professional medical advice before using aromatherapy. The information we provide is on the basis that there are no known contra-indications to treatment. Purple Flame aromatherapy accepts no liability for the misuse of essential oils and other products or for reliance on the information we provide.