There are more than 150 varieties of jasmine around the world, and I mostly love the fragrance but have never been able to grow it in the house. I am mostly fond of the Jasminum Officinalis variety which is a native to India, Pakistan and Iran, although this has now been naturalized in southern Europe and Turkey. It has a wonderful aroma and has been used in aromatherapy for years. Here’s a short list of some examples of ways to enhance your daily life with this Jasmine Oil.
Properties of Jasmine Oil
Uses as an Essential Oil
- Jasmine Essential Oil is used generally in the manufacture of scent, perfume but has many other beneficial uses.
- Jasmine Oil has been used for symptoms of severe depression. It can provide a feeling of confidence by soothing away nerves.
- Jasmine can provide an increased sense of energy and euphoria.
- Historically, Jasmine Essential Oil has been used in several areas of childbirth from rising contractions to pain relief. After childbirth it may help in preserve the flow of breast milk.
The following is a brief summary of some of the benefits and possible uses for the use of Jasmine Essential Oil in a home setting.
- Jasmine oil may alleviate tired aching joints, muscle spasms and sprains.
- Jasmine is soothing to the skin and may help in repair of stretch marks wound and scar heals. It is suitable for both oily and dry skin.
- Jasmine Oil may help Male Sexual performance.
- Jasmine may have benefits for the Upper respiratory system; it can alleviate coughs and improve a croaky voice.
- Jasmine Oil can be used in Vaporisers and Burners, and as massage oil.
- A bath made out of 8 to 10 drops of oil can help alleviate headache, premenstrual syndrome, stress, in addition as tension.
- For respiratory problems, use 5 drops in a steam inhalation. Mostly better for deepening breathing, as well as calming spasms of the bronchi.
- Add a few drops of jasmine oil in your bath water to create a fragrant bath which will as well leave the skin soft and supple.
- It can also help manage the amount of oil which is created by oily skin.
- Reduce wrinkles when used with your nightly face cream.
How to make a Deep Conditioner with Jasmine Oil
Make a mix of 1 part of Jasmine Oil with three parts of olive oil, Argan oil, Almond Oil, grapeseed oil or any added carrier oil and take a small bit of the same on your palm and run your greased fingers through your wet hair.
Comb your hair starting from top and right up to the bottom and leave it as is. This process can be applied every time you wash your hair but be careful about the amount to be used as in excess of can make your hair too greasy.
Cover head with a plastic cap and leave mixture in for 2 or 3 hours or overnight. Wash hair as you normally would.
In natural skin care products, Jasmine’s oil is an essential ingredient because it offers lots of benefits, including increased skin elasticity and is suitable for dry, greasy, inflamed and sensitive skin. Jasmine’s oil in skin care creams or lotions is excellent in the treatment of stretch marks.
In vapor therapy, Jasmine can be useful for treating addiction, nervousness, depression, coughs, relaxation and tension. Jasmine’s oil aids in childbirth for the reason that it hastens the birth by intensification the contractions and at the same time relieving pain. Natural Essential Oils are great companions to enhancing your everyday life, when used properly. Break out a bottle of oil and sniff it today!