Profile Of An Essential Oil – Jasmine by Kim Morrison
The intense, rich, warm, floral scent of Jasminum officinale can be quite intoxicating and alluring.
Jasmine, which is extracted from the exquisite white star-shaped flower, is one of the best essential oils to support the nervous and reproductive systems.
Jasmine’s fragrant flowers have been used throughout history for personal adornment and in various religious ceremonies. It is known as the ‘Queen of the night’ because its scent is stronger when there is no daylight and particularly strong as a new dawn rises.
In China, the flower symbolises the sweetness of women whilst in India it represents divine hope.
It is commonly thought of as the number one oil to ‘warm the womb’ and help during the birthing process. Massaged into the abdomen and lower back can help relieve pain and strengthen contractions. Used in a spritzer with oils like grapefruit and sandalwood can also help a mother to relax and maintain calm thoughts.
With mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities, it’s excellent to use in a massage blend to help alleviate muscle aches and pains and in skincare, it is revered as an anti-aging oil; one of the best to treat irritated or dry skin.
This is a powerful uterine tonic and has been used throughout time to help treat hepatitis and abdominal pain due to dysentery.
With its beautiful uplifting qualities, jasmine is powerfully indicated for all emotional conditions. It helps to dispel fears and insecurities, it’s supportive in boosting self-confidence and is an excellent choice to help ward off pessimism (especially with oils like Melissa, basil and ylang ylang).
Jasmine is particularly helpful for those who not only have been affected by depression but also those feeling despondent and lacking in energy. It’s uplifting and energising qualities make it perfect in a bath with oils like rosemary and bergamot.
When inhibition and lack of self-worth is present, you could add frankincense, lavender and orange to a diffuser and enjoy its harmonising and boosting effects.
When it comes to self-love, there is no better combination than jasmine, rose and neroli. These three highly revered oils have a vibrational energy and powerful synergistic effect like no other. Whilst they may have a high price tag, only a very small amount is required for desired results.
There is nothing quite like the intoxicating effects of this precious oil when it comes to love-making and a feeling of optimism. www.twenty8.com