Jasmine Essential Oil
Latin name Jasminum grandiflorum, J officinale, J sambac Family species Oleaceae
Jasmine – also referred to as Jasmin, Jessamine, Poet’s Jessamine, and Common Jasmine – is used extensively as a fragrance in perfumes, soaps, toiletries, and cosmetic products. There are more than 200 species of Jasmine worldwide. Pure Jasmine essential oil is very expensive due to the quantity of blossoms it takes to make an ounce, but thankfully a little goes a long way.
“The oil [Jasmine] is considered antidepressant and relaxing, and is used externally to soothe dry or sensitive skin. Due to frequent adulteration, the oil is rarely used in aromatherapy.” –The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants
As pure jasmine essential oil can be expensive and hard to come by, a great way to purchase and use this oil is in a diluted product such as: Jasmine Absolute in Jojoba Oil.
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Deep dark orange brown
Viscosity – Viscous
Scent – Sweet, warm, intensely rich, floral, honey like with tea like undertone
Perfume Aroma – Base / middle / top note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Shrub / Vine
Part Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – France, Egypt, China, Algeria, Morocco, India
Extraction Method – Solvent extraction
Known Chemical Constituents
Benzyl acetate, linalol, linalyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, methyl jasmonate, indole, phenylacetic acid, farnesol, methyl anthranilate, cis-jasmone
Applications and Uses
Used some in aromatherapy. Also found in perfumery and cosmetics, and in commercial food and beverage products.
Jasmine blends well with
Recipes and Ideas
- Air Fresheners and Room Sprays
- Fragrant Dishwashing Liquid
- Herbal Dream Pillow
- Massage Oil Blends with Essential Oils
- Scenting Stationery with Essential Oils
- Scenting Ink with Essential Oils
Precautions / Contraindications
Generally considered safe, but some allergic reactions have been reported. Make sure to do a skin patch test if using on skin and you have not used jasmine oil before.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.
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