Exotic and sweet, jasmine is a highly sought after oil. Exorbitantly expensive in its pure form, it’s not uncommon to find “cut” or synthetic versions on the market. These variants are beneficial as well| as affordable. Jasmine’s historic use goes back centuries. In ancient India, jasmine was (and still is) used for for ceremonial purposes. The Chinese used jasmine to cleanse the atmosphere that surrounded the sick. A good hostess also made sure to have jasmine on hand to give to inebriated guests to clear their heads. Modern uses for jasmine include childbirth, depression, respiration, and fertility.
Confidence, coughs, depression, energy, fertility, labor, libido, menstrual pain, muscle spasm and sprains, nervousness, optimism, postnatal depression, lactation, respiration problems, skin care, tension, vitality and voice loss.
Essential Oil Applications:
To restore confidence, energy, optimism, and vitality, use 3-5 drops in a diffuser. Can also add 8-10 drops to bath water.
For coughs, especially the lingering kind, use 3-5 drops in a steam inhalation.
To alleviate depression, nervousness, and tension, use 3-5 drops in a diffuser. Can also add 8-10 drops to bath water.
To promote male fertility, use regularly in massage (3-5 drops mixed with 1 ounce of carrier oil). Can also add 8-10 drops to bath water use 3-5 drops in a diffuser.
A bath made with 8-10 drops of oil will help relieve headache, premenstrual syndrome, stress, and tension.
To help strengthen contractions during childbirth and relieve labor pain, use 3-5 drops in a diffuser placed in birthing room. Do not start diffusing oil until labor is well-advanced.
When lactating, jasmine will help promote the flow of breast milk. Use 8-10 drops in bath water, or 3-5 drops in a blended massage oil regularly. Can also use 3-5 drops in a diffuser.
To promote libido in both men and women, use 3-5 drops in a diffuser, or 8-10 drops in bath water.
For muscle spasms and sprains, mix 3-5 drops with 1 ounce of carrier oil, and massage on affected areas.
For postnatal depression, mix 3-5 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on body. Can also add 8-10 drops to bath water, or use 3-5 drops in a diffuser.
To use as a skin tonic for all skin types, mix a few drops with an application of unscented face lotion. Can also mix with lavender, tangerine, and a carrier oil for a blend that can encourage cell growth and increase elasticity.
To help relieve stress and tension, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or lamp ring. Can also use 20 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil for a relaxing massage.
For respiratory problems, use 5 drops in a steam inhalation. Especially good for deepening breathing, and calming spasms of the bronchi.
Mixes Well With:
Solvent extraction of the flowers can produce both a concrete and an absolute. Jasmine essential oil is produced from the absolute via steam distillation.
Avoid during most of pregnancy; do not use until labor is well advanced.