Jasmine- Spring Floral Blend
Need some Spring inspiration? Try Jasmine
There are more than 200 species of jasmine cultivated in the subtropics worldwide. In addition, the most important commercially cultivated species used for essential oil production are Jasminum auriculatum, which is native to southern India; Jasminum grandiflorum, which is native to Iran, Afghanistan, and Kashmir, and has been introduced and is commercially cultivated in many countries, principally around the Mediterranean, and Jasminum sambac, which is native to southern India and has a long history of cultivation in India and is commonly referred to as mogra. (Battaglia, 2018; p. 344).
One of my personal favorite species is Jasminum sambac.
Origin: India, Southeast Asia, Persia, now widespread including Egypt and India.
Plant Description: evergreen deciduous shrubs or shrubby climbers with white, pink, or yellow very fragrant flowers.
Part of Plant used for Extraction: Flowers
Main Extraction Methods: CO2 or Absolute
Main Chemical Constituents: benzyl acetate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, farnesene, indole, benzyl benzoate + phytol, cis-jasmone, methyl anthranilate, methyl jasmonate, phytol acetate, eugenol, isophytol+jasmone lactone.
PRECAUTIONS: This may cause skin sensitization in some individuals. Recommend dermal maximum is 0.7% Dilute with a carrier oil for topical application. Can be stimulating to the nervous system, best to use it 4-6 hours before sleep.
PROPERTIES: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, cicatrizing, nervine, and stimulant.
Digestive: abdominal spasm
Immune system: reduces fatigue, a great effect when the heart is beating rapidly, and breathlessness is caused by shock or anxiety, reduces high blood pressure.
Nervous system: reduces nervous tension, anxiety, restlessness, lacking inspiration, insecurity, and lethargy, and uplifting. In the five elements, jasmine strengthens and balances the Fire Element.
Reproductive: infertility, menstrual cramps, strengthens and tones the uterus, and increases sexual desire.
Respiratory: Coughing; catarrh; bronchial spasm; breathing difficulties; hoarseness; laryngitis.
Skincare: softens and smooths dry, irritated skin, balances the production of sebum, promotes healing of damaged skin; cell regenerator; diminishes pigmentation on the face and is useful for most skin types.