Botanical Name: Jasminum grandiflorum
Jasmine creates optimism, develops exhilarating playfulness, liberates the imagination and releases inhibitions giving us the ability to transcend to a new understanding and capacity to love. It is particularly helpful for emotional dilemmas, especially when they involve relationships and sex.
Jasmine was considered one of the most effective oils for soothing depression, anxiety and restlessness, resulting from repression and unconscious restraint. Well known as an aphrodisiac, Jasmine is believed to have the power to transcend physical love and fully release sexual energy. It can help reduce fear, anxiety and boost confidence. Often used to relieve the symptoms of childbirth.
Historical and Traditional Uses
Originating in Kashmir and native to India and Asia, Jasmine has been used since antiquity for religious ceremonies. In India Jasmine symbolises divine hope and the sweetness of women.
Historically used to relieve depression and stress, it is stimulating and disperses lethargy and apathy. It has a positive effect on uterine problems – relieves spasms of the uterus and delayed and painful menstruation.
One of the most effective in childbirth (when used in massage oil and rubbed into the abdomen and lower back) to relieve pain, strengthen contractions and help with the expulsion of the placenta aiding post-natal recovery. Good to combine in a massage oil with Clary sage.
Suggested Ways to Use
Aroma: Intensely floral, oriental, warm, rich and highly diffusive
Method of extraction: Enfleurage
Safety & Precautions
Jasmine oils has been reported to be non-irritating, non-sensitising and non-phototoxic. However there has been reports Jasmine oil may cause allergies (spec components coniferyl acetate and coniferyl benzoate)