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Best Health Benefits and Uses of Jasmine Essential Oil

Best Health Benefits and Uses of Jasmine Essential Oil

Best Health Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine essential oil hails from the Himalayas and Asia. The name “Jasmine” originates from the Persian word “Yasmin”, which means “gift from the God.” The oil comes from what is considered a very sacred flower, grown on a vine. The jasmine flower is a flower of love, an aphrodisiac. It was common practice in India that the delicate, white jasmine flowers would be placed on the beds of newlyweds. In folklore it is said to enhance the magic of nighttime, bringing about love, dreams, and mystery.

Jasmine flowers are holy flowers and part of offerings for the god Vishnu and Kama in the Hindu religion. Kama, specifically, is the God of Love and jasmine flowers are integrated into the bridal flowers and other parts of wedding ceremonies.

Jasmine is Pakistan’s national flower and is doled out to pilgrims who are making their way to Mecca in Persia and Arabia. It’s a symbol of luck and gratitude.

Even in Roman Catholicism, jasmine is a part of the iconography related to the Virgin Mary. Catholics view the flower as a gesture of God’s love and you can find it in many Italian Renaissance paintings.

Jasmine essential oil is as special as the flower. It contains properties that help relax muscles and nerves and is research proven to reduce stress by helping calm the nervous system. Jasmine essential oil is used in myriad skin products, especially because it has been shown to rejuvenate and brighten skin. Known for its alluring smell, jasmine is the top note in a host of famous perfumes like Chanel No. 5 and Eau De Sauvage. The fragrance is so lovely, it is commonly used to scent the hair of Indian women who actually weave the flower into their locks.

In addition, jasmine essential oil is widely regarded for its many amazing wellness benefits.

Guru picking out which Jasmine flowers are ready for distillation

Here, I have listed 6 of the best health benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil:

Antidepressant

Jasmine essential oil’s sweet aroma helps lift emotions and as a result, alleviates depression. It even encourages the release of hormones like serotonin, which aids in increasing energy and happiness. Gently breathing in jasmine essential oil will help your brain better control emotions through the limbic systems, decreasing anxiety and stress you may experience.

Disinfectant

Leave hydrogen peroxide on the pharmacy shelf. Jasmine essential oil gives you an antiseptic derived from Mother Earth herself. The natural curative help keep cuts, scrapes, and wounds from becoming septic when applied topically. Wounds are found to close faster, with more collagen forming, thanks to jasmine essential oil. It can even help alleviate internal infections when diffused in a diffuser and gently inhaled.

Often times when suffering from a cold or flu, a cough can just be an annoying hack that lingers. Diffusing jasmine essential oil can thin mucus in your respiratory system, which increases the productivity of a cough. It will also allow you to breathe easier at night by maintaining clear nasal passages.

Sleep Aid

Jasmine essential oil contains properties that act as a kind of sedative, thus allowing you to enjoy a better night’s rest. It keeps frustrating insomnia at bay so that you can get the sleep you need to be the best you possible! Run that fragrant diffuser and breathe in better zzz’s.

Skin Care

Many people suffer from cracked, dry skin, especially during the colder winter months. Jasmine essential oil can help you hydrate your skin, making it smoother, more luminous and healthier. It can also help diminish dermatitis and eczema. Jasmine essential oil can decrease the look of scars because it is a cicatrisant – a “skin-healer.”

Aphrodisiac

Like you’ve probably heard or experienced for yourself, jasmine essential oil smells fantastic. The smell is known to increase libido and get you in the mood for love and romance. It is an ingredient found in a plethora of sensuously scented perfumes around the world.

Jasmine Plant 

Below are 10 amazing and beneficial recipes for jasmine essential oil use:

Homemade Jasmine Rejuvenating Face Wash Blend

Ingredients:

Instructions:

First, in a foaming soap dispenser, mix together all of the ingredients above. Then stir thoroughly. Pump a quarter-sized amount into your hands and then massage directly onto your face. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. You can use the face wash twice daily as needed.

Jasmine Essential Oil Coconut Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Start by melting the ½ cup of coconut oil over the stove or in the microwave. It must be totally melted. Put the melted coconut oil into a large mixing bowl and then add in the sugar. Mix well. Add the jasmine essential oil and stir thoroughly. Put the natural remedy into a mason jar or another secure, sanitary container. Whenever the mood strikes you, in the shower, you can massage your body with the soothing scrub and then rinse off. Your skin will be silky smooth an smell divine.

Joyous Jasmine Bath Salts

Ingredients:

Instructions:

In a jar of your choosing, mix together all of the above ingredients. Stir well. Run a nice warm bath, light some candles and add ¼ - ½ cup of the relaxing bath salt mixture. Submerse yourself in the calming waters and breathe joyfully!

Antispasmodic Massage Rub

Ingredients:

Instructions:

You will be filling the roller bottle. Combine the jasmine and marjoram essential oils, as well as the fennel and/or clary sage. Then top with the carrier oil. Directly massage the rub onto sore areas, like your lower back, neck and even your abdomen if you’re experiencing digestion problems.

Jasmine Sleep Aid Blend

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Put 2 oz of sweet almond oil in a clean mason jar. Add the essential oils, screw on the cap tightly and shake thoroughly. Massage the blend all over your body. For maximum effects, make sure to get the soles of your feet.

Jasmine Bath Soak

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Pamper yourself by creating your own spa setting. Light a few candles. Get a fluffy towel and robe ready. Then, fill your tub with warm water. Drop all the ingredients into the running water and let the flow mix them. Soak up the natural healing effects for 20-30 minutes.

Jasmine leaves being transported across a farm

 

Natural Jasmine Night-Time Toner

Ingredients:

Instructions:

In a clean mason jar, mix all of the listed ingredients. Make sure to stir well. Put a quarter-sized amount of the blend in the palm of your hand and then massage into your face. Wipe off any excess toner with a towel or tissue. The “residue” is the beautiful part. Leave it on for the whole night and wake up with a revived, more youthful-looking complexion.

Calming Jasmine Foot Bath

Ingredients:

Instructions:

You will need a plastic basin, like the one at a nail salon. These can be purchased at a Target or Walmart. Fill it with warm to hot water - the temperature is up to you. Combine all of the ingredients in the basin, then soak your feet. Sit back and relax for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Yoga Mat Jasmine Spray

Ingredients:

Instructions:

In the 100 ml empty spray bottle, combine all of the above ingredients. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Shake the mixture before lightly spraying your yoga mat after each class or session. Not only will the mixture make your mat smell great, but it will also kill all the bacteria that comes from sweat and bare feet.

Tantalizing Jasmine Perfume Bar

Ingredients:

Instructions:

First, pour the almond oil into a bowl, then add all the essential oils, very slowly. Stir the mixture. Melt the beeswax over the stove, preferably in a double broiler. When the beeswax has been liquidized, mix it in with the oil. Pour the blend into the soap molds (found at any art supply store). Leave the mixture to harden or place it in the freezer for quicker results. To use your perfume bar, rub it with a finger to soften it a bit and then massage directly onto your skin. Don’t forget your pulse points – the neck, the wrists and the decollete.

 Guru standing next to several Jasmine leaves, ready to be transported

GuruNanda Testing Standards

Every batch of GuruNanda Jasmine Essential Oil is put through rigorous QC procedures. We use the highest level of testing available for essential oil, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) testing. This ensures that all Jasmine Essential Oils are 100% pure and natural, do not contain synthetic or adulterated materials, and have the correct aroma and appearance. No synthetics or additives, and always Non-GMO!

Beware: Due to growing demand, several competitor companies are finding ways to adulterate essential oils and sell at a cheaper price. They use synthetic fragrances that might smell nice but have zero therapeutic value and can be potentially harmful. Research thoroughly before purchasing any oils. If available, check the labels for 100% pure and natural essential oils before purchasing the product, and be sure the correct botanical name is written (Jasminum Grandiflorum) in accordance with the labeling standards.

Advice: We source our oils from various parts of the world with all different soil conditions, air temperature, light exposure, and moisture levels, so we suggest storing your oils in an amber bottle at any cool and dry location with minimum sun exposure to protect and preserve your oil.

To ensure sure you do not end up using fake oils, only buy essential oils from the company that provides GC-MS testing for each of their essential oils. Some companies do not regulate their oils, but getting a Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) test done is the best way to check the authenticity and therapeutic properties of essential oils.