100% pure Jasmine absolute, from Jasmine sambac flowers grown in India. This is an extremely beautiful Jasmine variety with sweet floral notes, unique and highly recommended. Our Sambac Jasmine Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more and is of the highest therapeutic quality.
ABOUT THE PLANT
There are many species of Jasmine; up to 42 species have been recorded in India alone. Sometimes referred to as ' Mogra', this variety of Jasmine is an evergreen shrub native to southern India.
ABOUT THE OIL
This Jasmine essential oil is an absolute produced from pressed blossoms naturally grown in India. It typically takes approximately 1000 pounds (3.6 million blossoms) to produce one pound of Jasmine oil. These blossoms are handpicked before sunrise, and kept moist and cool to preserve their delicate scent.
This Jasmine oil is a light orange-brown, somewhat-viscous liquid with a warm, floral top note, a deeply sweet and black cherry-like middle note that mingles with black tea-like undertones. We also carry the grandiflorum varietal that has a deeper, earthier scent.
Since antiquity, Jasmine has been used in religious ceremonies and for personal adornment. In China, Jasmine symbolizes the sweetness of woman and dried Jasmine sambac flowers are used as an ingredient in Chinese jasmine tea. In India, Jasmine is equated with divine hope.
Jasmine sambac has the same therapeutic effects as the grandiflorum variety, yet it is the most highly valued in aromatherapy for its euphoric, sensual qualities. Long considered an aphrodisiac oil, it also eases any fear, vulnerability, or anxiety that could be targeting an open heart and mind.
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
“The therapeutic value of jasmine oil is inseparable from the exquisite, comforting sweetness of its aroma”
Both stimulating and calming properties
Instills optimism and liberates the imagination
From Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals2:
Psychologically stimulating and physiologically sedating
Traditionally used against headaches, insomnia and rheumatism
Purifying, cleansing, and balancing
Application and Use
Generally considered non-toxic and a non-irritant and non-sensitizing, Jasmine absolute has compounds that can be allergenic, therefore always test a small amount first for sensitivity or reaction. Ingestion is recognized as safe in correct dosages by the food and drug association in the United States, however consultation with a physician prior to use is recommended for therapeutic use, especially if pregnant or breast feeding.
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003
2 Lis-Balchin, Maria. Aromatherapy Science: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Pharmaceutical Press, 2006.