Jasmine has various scientific names including Jasminum Grandiflora (Royal Jasmine) and Jasminum Officinale (Common Jasmine). The essential oil is extracted mainly from the flowers of the Common Jasmine. The flower has a strong yet sweet, pleasing and romantic fragrance, which is very common in flowers which bloom only at night.
The Health Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine Essential Oil actively fights depression, boosts energy and increases a positive mood. It has an aroma that has a pleasing and uplifting effect on the mind and makes you feel happy by stimulating the hormones such as serotonin.
It is an effective germicide, bactericidal, fungicidal and antiviral properties making it a very good antiseptic and disinfectant. It prevents wounds from becoming septic and reduces infections.
By reducing congestion and phlegm from the respiratory tracts it helps you to have an undisturbed night. It even reduces a cough and cold and helps to eliminate snoring. It also has sedative and antispasmodic properties reducing the signs of insomnia and sleeplessness.
This property of Jasmine Essential Oil gives relief and regulates period cycles and helps make them less painful. It balances your hormone levels and helps your body to function more naturally and in a healthy way.
Jasmine Essential Oil reduces scar marks and helps them fade. It treats dry, brittle and dehydrated skin and can be used as a treatment for eczema and dermatitis, though it can cause an allergic reaction or irritation in some instances.
During the birthing process Jasmine Essential Oil can reduce labour pains and help reduce the recovery process and make it less painful. It helps to strengthen contractions and in turn this helps to reduce the time it takes to deliver a baby. Post partum depression is also reduced due to its antidepressant properties.
Pregnant women should avoid using this essential oil before the birthing process, as it is highly relaxing, sedating and may induce labour.
Blending Essential Oils
Jasmine Essential Oil also blends well with Bergamot, Sandalwood, Rose and Citrus Fruit (such as Oranges, Lemons, Limes and Grapefruit) essential oils. For Jasmine Essential Oil and other ingredients visit www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk