- Color: Deep Brown with a Golden Tinge
- Oil Consistency: Medium
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
- Scent: Warm, floral, exotic.
Action: Antidepressant, stimulant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, uterine tonic.
Benefits, Indications: Dry, oily, irritated or sensitive skin, anxiety, stress, depression. May help with eczema (when caused by emotions), frigidity, labor pains, laryngitis, lethargy, menstrual pain and problems, stress.
More Info: It is a valuable remedy in cases of severe depression and soothes the nerves, producing a feeling of confidence, optimism and euphoria, while revitalizing and restoring energy. Jasmine oil facilitates delivery in childbirth: it hastens the birth by strengthening the contractions and at the same time relieves pain. It is effective in postnatal depression and promotes the flow of breast milk.
Because of its deeply soothing and calming nature, jasmine oil helps with sexual problems such as impotence, premature ejaculation and frigidity. It has a very beneficial effect on the respiratory system, by soothing irritating coughs and helping with hoarseness and laryngitis.
It furthermore helps with muscle pain, sprains, and stiff limbs. Jasmine oil tones dry, greasy, irritated and sensitive skin, increases elasticity and is often used to assist with stretch marks and to reduce scarring.
Supplemental Information: Jasmine – Heaven Scent Aromatherapy
Chemical Constituents: There are well over 100 constituents found in jasmine oil, but the main chemical components are benzyl acetate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, indole, benzyl benzoate, cis-jasmone, geraniol, methyl anthranilate and trace amounts of p. cresol, farnesol, cis-3-hexenyl benzoate, eugenol, nerol, ceosol, benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, y-terpineol, nerolidol, isohytol, phytol etc.
Precautions: Jasmine oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing, although some people do have an allergic reaction to the oil. Due to its emmenagogue properties it should not be used in pregnancy. Using too much of this oil could impede concentration, as it is a deeply relaxing oil.
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