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BOTANICAL NAME Jasminum grandiflorum


Steam distilled


Light reddish brown – warm, deeply floral odor

Originally native to Persia and Kashmir, it was brought to Europe in quantities via Spain in the 17th century. Jasmine has a long and rich history in several cultures: in India it symbolizes divine hope; in China, the sweetness of women. The Indian Love God (Karma) tips his arrows with jasmine blossoms, to pierce the heart through the senses. In Hindu and Moslem traditions, Jasmine is revered as “the perfume of love”.

Common Uses

  • Eases Anxiety, Improves Mood – A 2013 study published in the Journal of Health Research tested the mood-lifting effects of jasmine oil and found an improvement in brainwave activities that help regulate mood. Researcher’s observed improved levels of activity in beta wave power in the anterior center and the left posterior regions of the brain, areas that help control emotions and stress responses.
  • Invigorates Your Mind & Body – Diffusing jasmine oil or rubbing it onto your skin can help wake you up. Its active ingredients help increase heart rate, body temperature and brain activity.
  • Wound Healing – A 2012 study published in the International Wound Journal came to the conclusion that Jasmine essential oil improves the rate of wound healing by enhancing the rate of collagen synthesis and also by improving the antioxidant status in the newly synthesized healing wound tissue.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.