Jasmine (Jasmine officinale)

Botanical Family: Oleaceae (olive)

Plant Origin: India

Extraction Method: Absolute extraction from flower. Jasmine is actually an “essence’ not an essential oil. The flowers must be picked at night to maximize fragrance.

NOTE: One pound of jasmine oil requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine or 3.6 million fresh, unpacked blossoms. The blossoms must be collected before sunrise, or much of the fragrance will have evaporated. The quality of the blossoms may also be compromised if they are crushed. A single pound of pure jasmine oil may cost between $1,200 and $4,500. In contrast, synthetic jasmine oil can be obtained for $3.50 per pound, but they do not possess the same therapeutic qualities as the pure oil.

Key Constituents: Benzyl Acetate (18-28%), Benzyl Benzoate (12-21%), Linalol (3-8%), Phytol (6-12%), Isophytol (3-7%), Squalene (3-7%)

Historical Data: Nicknamed as the “queen of the night” and “moonlight of the grove.” For centuries, women have treasured jasmine for its beautiful, seductive fragrance.

Medical Properties: Uplifting, antidepressant, stimulating, antibacterial

USES: Anxiety, depression, menstrual problems / PMS, skin problems (eczema, wrinkles, greasy), frigidity

Fragrant Influence: Uplifting, counteracts hopelessness, nervous exhaustion, anxiety, depression, indifference, and listlessness. University researches in Japan found that diffusing certain aromas in an office environment dramatically improved mental accuracy and concentration. Diffused lemon resulted in 54 percent fewer errors, jasmine 33 percent fewer errors, and lavender 20 percent fewer errors. When aromas were diffused during test taking, scores increased by as much as 50 percent.

Application: (1) Apply 2-4 drops on location,  (2) apply on chakras and / or Vita Flex points, (3) inhale directly,(4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplement.


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