Jasmine absolute oil, jasminum grandiflorum, has an aroma that is distinctively rich, warm, floral, and sweetly exotic. Some Jasmine may have a fruity-tea undertone. Jasmine absolute oil sedates the nervous system, and is good for headaches, insomnia, and depression, takes the emotional edge off PMS and menopause. It will help ease muscle cramping, including menstrual cramps when used in a massage oil or lotion. Jasmine is commonly used in cosmetics for sensitive or mature and aging skin. Jasmine is also used as an aphrodisiac. The luscious fragrance is often used to stimulate and intoxicate the senses. Jasmine, or Pikake in Hawaiian, has also been used for centuries by mid-wives in Hawaii to induce and stimulate labor.
Jasmine absolute oil, jasminum grandiflorum, blends well with the following essential oils: rose, geranium, vanilla, cinnamon, chamomile, ylang-ylang, and most essential oils.
Jasmine oil cautions - Non-toxic, non-irritant, generally non-sensitizing (an allergic reaction has been known to occur in some individuals). Not to be used if pregnant, as it can induce labor.
Jasmine oil properties - Analgesic (mild), antidepressent, antiseptic, carminative, galactagogue, sedative, tonic.