Jasmine flowers have one of most exquisite aromas on the planet. The captivating aroma is layered with heady, floral-sweetness. Jasmine absolute oil harmonizes well with almost all other florals. Just a drop of this precious oil imparts elegance, balance and smoothness in perfume creations or massage oils.
Jasmine tea is consumed throughout China (and much of the world). In parts of India, Jasmine flowers are used in worship, marriage ceremonies and festivals.
An evergreen shrub or vine up to 30 feet high, Jasmine has delicate, bright green leaves and star-shaped fragrant white flowers. The flowers are typically white or yellow in color, although in some instances they can be slightly reddish.
Jasmine is one of the costlier oils because it takes millions of jasmine blossoms to produce just 2.2 pounds of absolute oil. Each fresh blossom must be carefully harvested by hand so as not to bruise the flower, which can produce unpleasant aroma notes. Jasmine cannot be distilled because the high heat of the process destroys the delicate aroma of the flower.
A natural solvent must be used, resulting in an extract known as an absolute. This method of extraction captures pigment and waxes from the plant, resulting in an essence that is thick, dark orange and deeply intense – a little goes a long way. And, all traces of the solvent are removed leaving only the purest Jasmine flower absolute obtainable.
Use this essential oil sparingly; one drop goes a long way because it oh so VERY potent, concentrated and odiferous!
- Botanical Name: Jasminum Officinale varieties - grandiflorum (50%) & sambac (50%)
- Synonym: Royal Jasmine, Spanish Jasmine, Jasmin, jessamine
- Origin: India
- Method: Solvent Extraction
- Plant Part: Flowers
- Note: Middle - Base
- Family: Oleaceae
- Blends Well With: Bergamot, and other citrus, florals, Clary Sage, Sandalwood.
- Aroma: Rich, flowery, sweet, and fresh. Jasmine Gradiflorum Absolute has a smooth, extremely intense floral smell that is both sweet and lingering. Jasmine Sambac Absolute has an initial fruity aroma followed by the characteristic floral/honey/tea that becomes sweeter. The odor effect is warming and intoxicating: a reputed aphrodisiac.
- Consistency: Medium - Thick
- Color: Orange - Golden Brown
- Purity: 100% (NOT diluted; NO additives; NO fillers - EVER)
- Therapeutic/Medicinal Quality?: Yes!!
- Shelf Life: 4 Years
- Limbic/Emotional: depression, impotence, frigidity, low sexual response
- Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
- Nervous: anxiety, stress, tension
- Respiratory: catarrh, coughs
- Home: airborne germs, surface germs
- Additionally: laryngitis, painful menstruation, labor pains, premenstrual syndrome, stress-related disorders.
(Please reference the Appendix on this site for definitions)
Analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial/anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, expectorant, parturient, sedative (nerves), uterine tonic. Sometimes listed as a galactagogue, but is much more likely to have the opposite effect.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Diffusion: Use one to four drops in the diffuser of your choice (this oil is VERY strong/potent, but you decide how strong you want the scent to be). Ideally, diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off. This is not only safer, but it’s also more effective as both our bodies and our nervous system habituate to essential oils after this period of time. Whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, some air exchange (fresh air) is advisable. Do not diffuse around cats.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil (Jojoba, Sunflower, Olive, Coconut, Almond, etc.) to minimize any skin sensitivity. Proper dilution ratio and a link for you to learn how to properly dilute is below.
CAUTION: It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance - particularly the rare and exotic notes - becomes lost.
CAUTION: May irritate sensitive skin.
- Safe for which ages?: All
- Safe for pregnancy?: Yes (some experts say no) - it is up to you.
- Safe for breastfeeding?: Yes
- Safe for dog?: Yes
- Safe for cat?: No
Kids Max Topical Dilution: 0.7% (Using more than topical max can cause irritation or sensitization).
Adult Max Topical Dilution: 0.7% (Using more than topical max can cause irritation or sensitization).
Learn more about dilution for all ages, bottle sizes, etc. https://www.usingeossafely.com/diluting-essential-oils-safely-safe-dilution-guidelines-for-all-ages/
NEVER USE ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY IN ANY AMOUNT, UNLESS DIRECTED BY A LICENSED AROMATHERAPIST OR PHYSICIAN. If under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.
Information sourced from - Essential Oil Profiles: Aromatherapy reference manual for the beginner and beyond (book), by Lea Jacobson, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Purchase by clicking here.
Please see the following websites for different uses & safety:
TAKE CARE OF YOUR ESSENTIAL OIL INVESTMENT:
Please keep out of the heat, the sun and the light. It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dark place or room. Do not leave in your vehicle in warm (75+ degrees) or very cold temperatures. Heat especially destroys the medicinal/therapeutic properties of essential oils. Make sure to keep cap tightly closed. It is best to use your essential oils within one year, although they will last much longer than that if taken care of properly (above). If not taken care of properly, essential oils can degrade and/or go rancid, and will no longer be medicinal/therapeutic for you.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or disorder. Please consult your health care professional, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using our Jasmine Flower Absolute. Neither Victoria Kay Designs nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for users who use this essential oil unsafely. More than enough information, and reference information to legitimate sources is available on this website for users to educate themselves. If buyers/users choose not to educate themselves and use any essential oil irresponsibly - that is not the fault of this business. Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for any ill-fated reactions, i.e. sensitivity, irritation, phototoxicity, internal damage (taking internally), illness, death, etc., etc. due to usage of any essential oil information on this website/not on this website, or essential oil sold on this website or sold at arts & crafts shows. Users assume all responsibility once product passes into their hands.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.