Jasmine Sambac Absolute
Jasmine sambac is a species of the flowering Jasmine plant native to Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.
- Botanical Family: Oleaceae
- Other Common Names: Arabian Jasmine
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Solvent Extraction
- Variations: Jasmine grandiflorium is the most widely used Jasmine variety.
- Chemistry: Jasmine Sambac is rich in esters (methyl anthranilate, benzyl acetate, (Z)-3-hexenyl benzoate, benzyl alcohol), sesquiterpenes (E,E)-α-farnesene) and monoterpene alcohols (linalool)
- Musculoskeletal: relieves minor aches and pains
- Pregnancy: used to support labor and delivery, but can inhibit milk production
- Reproductive: has aphrodisiac properties, can help restore hormonal imbalances
- Skin: benefits sensitive skin
- Nervous System: uplifts feelings of stress, anxiety, and depressions
- Spiritual: supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration
- Scent Profile: base note with a green fruity floral aroma that is not as sweet as a regular Jasmine
- Longevity: The aroma of Jasmine Sambac can last up to 280 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Narcotic Floral
- Blends well with: Amber, Amyris, Balsam Fir, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Leather, Lemon, Lemongrass, lime, Mandarin, Melissa, Musk, Nag Champa, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang, Yuzu
- According to Tisserand & Young: Jasmine Sambac poses a low risk of skin sensitization and recommend a maximum dermal limit of 4%
- Internal uses pose a possible risk of interaction with drugs metabolized by CYP2D6. (donezepil, alprenolol, carvedilol, propranolol, codeine, lidocaine, mexiletine, sparteine, amitriptaline, clomipramine, imipramine, haloperidol, thiordazine, domoperidone, tamoxifen, promethazine, chlorpheniramine, amphetamine, ondansetron, tropisetron, flyoextine, fluvoxamine, paroxitine)
- Jasmine sambac should not be used during pregnancy, but can be used during labor and delivery because it stimulates contractions.
Products Using Jasmine Sambac Absolute
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.