Jasmine absolute essential oil Essential Oils for skincare

About Jasmine

INCI name
JASMINUM GRANDIFLORUM FLOWER EXTRACT
Essential oil name
Jasmine absolute essential oil
Origin
Egypt
Part used
Flowers
Scent
Floral, fruity, powdery
Extraction method
Solvent extraction

About the plant

Common names
Spanish jasmine, Royal jasmine, Catalan jasmine
Latin name
Jasminum grandiflorum
Botanical family
Oleaceae
Plant detail
The plant is a shrub with white flowers whose beautiful fragrance gives a floral note to perfumes.

Our expert Dr Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.

Long used for its decorative purposes, Jasmine has been used for centuries. Not only beautiful to look at, Jasmine Essential Oil also plays an important role in aromatherapy, medicine and cosmetics.

Here’s all you need to know about how to incorporate Jasmine Oil into your daily rituals to transform your skin, mind and body.

Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil

1. Anti-depressant

Research has shown that Jasmine Oil helps to boost mood and improve sleep. Actively fighting depression, the compounds in Jasmine Essential Oil uplift and re-energise the mind.

To give your mood a further boost, look at the well-renowned Lavender Oil.

2. Improve immunity and fight infection

Jasmine Oil contains elements such as benzaldehyde and benzoic acid which are known for their antiviral and anti-biotic effects.

Along with other Essential Oils such as Lemon Oil and Peppermint Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil is the ideal remedy to internal and external infections as well boosting the immune system.

3. Help insomnia

Jasmine Essential Oil has naturally calming properties to give you a better night’s sleep.

4. Improve PMS symptoms

With its ability to balance and regulate hormone levels, Jasmine Essential Oil relieves PMS, menopause and other symptoms.

5. Boost concentration

Known for its stimulating and arousing properties, Jasmine Essential Oil awakens your mind and boosts energy levels. Jasmine Oil’s active ingredients have been shown to increase heart rate, body temperature and brain activity elements required for active learning and problem-solving.

What is Jasmine Essential Oil used for ?

Regenerate

Rich in antioxidants and with active ingredients that stimulate cellular regeneration, Jasmine Oil helps to fight the signs of premature skin ageing.

Nourish

Jasmine Oil boasts strong moisturising properties. Replenishing your skin, Jasmine Essential Oil provides natural hydration that won’t clog pores.

For further nourishment, Sandalwood Oil and Chamomile Oil are also hydration powerhouses.

Heal

Jasmin oil boost healing effect. Jasmine oil is highly effective in evening out skin tone, healing scars and reducing the appearance of blemishes such as age spots.

Where does Jasmine Essential Oil come from ?

Deriving from the warmer climates of China and Northern India, Jasmine was eventually brought to Spain by the Moors.

With a wide reach, Jasmine can be found in most geographical locations, with Antarctica being the only area in the world where there is no naturalised Jasmine.

History of Jasmine Essential Oil

A holy flower

Jasmine literally translates to a ‘gift from God’.

A lengthy process

Jasmine flowers do not reach their full potential until 2 years of cultivation. Between July and October, Jasmine plants are then picked at night to maintain their famous and intoxicating aroma.

A national flower

Jasmine is so popular over the world, not only for its beauty but also its medicinal properties. It has even been named the national symbol of several countries including the Philippines, Pakistan and Hawaii.

Facts about Jasmine Essential Oil

#1

Queen of the night

Jasmine Essential Oil is often nicknamed ‘Queen of the Night’. This is due to its strong scent as the sun goes down, as well as its libido-boosting qualities.

#2

Cleansing properties

In China, people used to use Jasmine Oil to purify hospital, thanks to its recognition as a cure for poisonous bites and stings.

#3

Spiritual origins

In India, jasmine oil was regarded by the Hindus as ‘holy’.

As one of the most recognisable and well-known oils, Jasmine Essential Oil has outstanding effects on the skin, mind and body; certainly a ritual that can benefit many.