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By Annie B. Bond, Author of Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999).

The smell of Jasmine transports me to moonlit summer nights with the soft, sensual scent of Jasmine wafting through the night air. It is no surprise, given that in India Jasmine is called “queen of the night,” because the scent is stronger after sunset.

The scent is known to be comforting, calming, and certainly sensual, and I also always associate it with romance.

(Read the full essential oil profile for jasmine)

Try this homemade Jasmine perfume formula to open the doors of romance, to calm, and uplift the mind. Known as a Fertility oil, it is healing for sexuality and even known to ease the trauma of giving birth.

Cupid was known to tip his arrows with Jasmine blossoms, to help inspire love and desire! Jasmine oil is also antidepressive, being mildly euphoric. Make sure you buy a pure jasmine oil that is produced through the purest process, without the use of solvents.

“Absolute” oils are those that derive the oil through solvent extraction rather than stream distillation. The purest jasmine oil of all is derived from the old-fashioned enfleurage process using oil extraction, traditionally made of animal fat.

To make a perfume add a few drops of pure jasmine oil to 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil, such as Avocado or sweet Almond. Stir to blend, and dab on your body.

HELPFUL HINTS: For more about jasmine as an aid to aromatherapy, read Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay.

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Dee is an Adv. Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Adv. Color/Crystal Therapist, Herbalist, Dr. of Reflexology and single mom who is dedicated to helping others any way she can.

One way she chooses to help is by offering information on the benefits and uses of natural health and healing methods for the well-being of both people and pets.