Jasmine absolute (Jasminum officinalis)
This is an uplifting essential oil, which promotes euphoria, energy and confidence. It can relax both physical and emotional tensions, and boosts sensuality and libido. It is beneficial for treating hot, dry and inflamed skin, especially if it is linked to emotional stress.
What does Jasmine essential oil smell like?
A natural aphrodisiac, Jasmine oil’s seductive scent increases sensuality and boosts libido.
Nicknamed “the queen of the night” due to its sweet floral fragrance gaining intensity on an evening, Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the flower itself giving it an intoxicating, heady and sweetly aromatic floral fragrance that both soothes and stimulates.
Where does Jasmine essential oil originate from
Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the fragrant, white flower of the Jasmine shrub which normally grows around 1 foot tall. Jasmin officinalis originates from South Asia, Northeast Africa, Southern China and the Arabian Peninsula.The oil is viscous and golden amber in colour.
What are the properties of Jasmine essential oil
Historically, the Jasmine flower has been a symbol of hope, happiness and love, and has been used by women worldwide for centuries as an aphrodisiac. Jasmine was often used to help treat many conditions from respiratory to reproductive and was even used to induce contractions in childbirth!
At Primal Story, we use only 100% pure Jasmine essential oil, not the cheaper, synthetic version and as such our oil has the following amazing therapeutic properties:
- Relieves anxiety, apathy, depression and stress
- Prevents infections
- Relieves coughs and colds
- Emmenagogue (eases menopausal symptoms and regulates periods)
- Treats dry skin
- Provides pain relief
- Tones the uterus
How to use Jasmine Essential oil
If your love life is more passive than passion, the scent of Jasmine oil is a natural aphrodisiac, helping to increase sexual desire. Use a few drops in a diffuser around the home to get in the mood and follow up by using Jasmine essential oil mixed with a carrier oil like almond, or coconut for a sensual, seductive massage, leading to a night of unrivalled passion. Alternatively, dab some oil (diluted) on your pulse points to attract love.
As Jasmine oil is also a natural antidepressant, it is also useful to diffuse around the home to evoke feelings of euphoria, excitement and optimism. Inhaling Jasmine oil can also help to ward off viral infections like coughs and nasal issues. Carry in a roller bottle to dab on the body throughout the day to maintain positive emotions.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Jasmine oil can also help to alleviate swelling, mix with a carrier oil and apply directly to the affected area for swift results. Using topically in the same way can also help to reduce muscle spasms and relieve aching muscles and joints.
Want to get rid of unsightly bruises fast? Use Jasmine oil mixed with your favourite carrier oil and apply directly to the affected area. You can also use this to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch-marks.
Thanks to Jasmine essential oils anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it will help provide relief to irritable skin conditions like acne, eczema and dermatitis. Apply topically to help clear up these issues, but always remember to dilute and never use on open wounds.
The anti-fungal properties of Jasmine essential oil make it a useful oil to fight athlete’s foot! Simply add a few drops to a cup of water and use a spray bottle to spray on to the affected area. Once the infection clears up, add a drop to your favourite moisturiser and massage on daily to keep the infection at bay.
Jasmine essential oil recipes
Sensual Massage Blend
There’s nothing like a steamy, passionate massive to get the blood flowing in all the right places. For a sensual massage, mix the following essential oils together and gently massage this aphrodisiac blend into the back of your partner’s neck, thighs, and on other pulse points. Jasmine gets you in the mood by increasing blood flow to your most intimate areas, something that’s sure to raise your temperature, your heart rate and, hopefully, another thing.
- 2 drops Jasmine oil
- 1 drop Lavender oil
- Mix with almond carrier oil
Soothing Jasmine Face Mask For Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin deserves some TLC. This Jasmine, kaolin and rolled oat face mask combines gentle and soothing ingredients to soften and cleanse even the most sensitive of skin. The honey acts as a natural antibacterial and antiseptic, as well as providing much needed moisture and nourishment to skin.
- 1/2 tablespoon Kaolin Clay
- 1/2 tablespoon Rolled Oats
- 1/2 teaspoon Avocado OR Evening Primrose oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Aloe Vera juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Yogurt or Milk
- 1 drop Chamomile
- 1 drop Jasmine
- 1 drop Lavender
- Grind the oats into a fine powder using a pestle and mortar or a coffee grinder
- Combine the honey, oil and aloe vera together in a small bowl. Whisk until completely blended.
- Slowly add the clay and oats to create a smooth paste (if it looks too thick, add a little yoghurt to the mix).
- Add the essential oils to a small bottle and roll between your hands to mix the oils together. Add to the oils to the paste, and mix thoroughly
To use, cleanse your neck and skin with a gentle, oil-based cleanser to remove traces of dirt and makeup. Slather on this mask as thick as you like on your face, neck and even your décolletage, and leave for 15-20 minutes. Wash off thoroughly and pat your skin dry.
This homemade mask is best used fresh as the ingredients won’t keep for long. Store in the fridge and use within 3 days.
Oils to compliment Jasmine essential oil
Anything to note?
Do not use if pregnant - Jasmine essential essential oil can strengthen contractions which can result in preterm labour or miscarriage. Keep away from pets and children. Jasmine oil can be an irritant so never apply to the skin neat. Store in a cool, dark place.