The scent of the queen
The jasmine plant has its homeland in East Asia, more precisely in the high mountains of the Himalayas. Today it is mainly cultivated in the form of white jasmine in Spain and France and in the Maghreb. With its sweet, floral scent, jasmine is one of the most precious and valuable oils and is referred to in some countries as the scent of the queen. Since the flowers are not pollinated by bees but by nocturnal moths, the harvest takes place at night. Only in the dark do the flowers open and unfold their full aroma. The oil is extracted from the flowers using a solvent, as heat and steam would destroy the fragrance. For 1 liter of jasmine oil you need about 8 million flowers. This corresponds to approx. 1000 to 1500 kilograms.
mode of action
The high proportion of esters is responsible for the extremely relaxing effect of jasmine oil . The oil is mainly used in psychotherapeutic aromatherapy, as it dissolves blockages and fears and has an antidepressant effect. In addition, there is a slight to strong euphoric effect. Jasmine is also a popular fragrance for perfumes, as it is perceived as very sensual and erotic and is considered an aphrodisiac. On a physical level, it can provide relief from premenstrual syndrome and headaches.
Application to aromatherapy
Use a maximum of 2 drops as a single room fragrance and 1 to 2 drops in a mixture with a base fragrance. For easy dosing, dilute 5 drops of jasmine oil in 5 milliliters of alcohol and place 2 to 5 drops in a diffuser or fragrance stone.
INCI: JASMINUM OFFICINALE FLOWER OIL
Please never use essential oils pure, but only mix a few drops of them into a fatty oil so that the recommended number of drops is not exceeded. Other possible uses of an essential oil are, of course, fragrance lamps, nebulizers, diffusers or simply a handkerchief as a carrier material for room scenting, so that the oil can be absorbed through your respiratory tract. Essential oils are the potent essence of a plant, so always be aware of their potency. Essential oils are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
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