- Botany: Jasmine is a deciduous, evergreen shrub. It’s oil is obtained through absolute extraction in order to maximize the fragrance of the, and it must be harvested at night before sunrise. Additionally, it requires more than 10 pounds of flowers to make one 5ml bottle.
- Other Common Names: Jasmine officinale
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Solvent Extraction, C02 Extraction
- Variations: Jasmine grandiflorium is the most widely used Jasmine variety, but Jasmine Sambac is similar with a hint of green aroma.
- Chemistry: Jasmine is rich in esters (benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate)
- Reproductive: helps relieve symptoms of PMS, and aphrodisiac that helps boost libido
- Pregnancy: is to be used only during labor and delivery as it can induce contractions, and can also be used after birth to decrease milk supply and to help with post-partum depression.
- Babies & Children: benefits the skin, emotional support, sleep issues, and stress
- Skin: benefits all skin types
- Nervous System: supports healthy emotional states relieving anxiety, depression, insomnia, and nervous exhaustion
- Spiritual: Supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration
- Scent Profile: Base note with a rich, sultry aroma that is alluring and romantic
- Longevity: The aroma of Jasmine can last up to 280 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Narcotic Floral
- Blends well with: Amber, Angelica Root, Cedarwood, Cherry Blossom, Dragons Blood, Gardenia, Geranium, Labdanum, Leather, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Mandarin, Musk, Nag Champa, Neroli, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Rose, Tangerine, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
- According to Tisserand & Young: Jasmine poses a moderate risk of skin sensitization. They recommend a maximum dermal use of 0.7%
- Jasmine should not be used during pregnancy, but can be used during labor and delivery because it stimulates contractions.
Products Using Jasmine 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.