Latin name: Jasminum grandiflorum.
Family name: Oleaceae.
Country or Region: India.
Growing Practice: Regular.
Jasmine oil is CO2 extracted from the flowers and is a heavy, deep orange-brown color. It has a rich, sweet scent which can be overpowering. It takes an enormous amount of flowers to produce a small amount of Jasmine absolute, and the flowers must be picked before the sun rises, hence the high prices.Some traditional uses: to lift melancholy, for muscular spasm, painful periods and labour pains, to relieve anxiety and nervous exhaustion, an aphrodisiac, and to ease childbirth. Its main chemical components are: Benzyl acetate, jasmone, linalol, linalyl acetate.
Emotional profile: to relieve repressed feelings, bitter jealously, low self-esteem, guilt, emotional abuse.
Blends well with: rose, sandalwood, clary sage, and citrus oils. Avoid during pregnancy until delivery.
Warnings: Avoid on hyper-sensitive skin. May cause allergic reactions in some individuals.