Jasmine as a Relaxation Technique
Relaxation herbs such as jasmine are well known and well appreciated all around the world. Because 8,000 flowers must be hand-picked to make one gram (or 0.035 ounces) of this essential oil, jasmine oil is considered to be quite precious.
Jasmine can improve your health and decrease your stress levels if you combine it with a relaxation technique such as aromatherapy.
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Here are some facts about
Jasmine Essential Oil:
|Jasminum Gradiflora or Jasminum officinale |
|Solvent Extraction, Separation With Alcohol and Steam Distillation|
Essential Oil Colour
|Jasmine has an initially strong, sweet, warm, exotic and richly floral smell. Its note is medium.|
|Benzyl Acetate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Indole, Benzyl Benzoate, Cis-Jasmone, Geraniol, Methyl Anthranilate |
How Can You Use Jasmine Flowers and Essential Oil?
- Tea. Like many other relaxation herbs, jasmine flowers are commonly used in different types of herbal, green and oolong teas. They provide a light, flowery taste that helps you relax. Sometimes, jasmine flowers are rolled with green or oolong tea leaves to form
as shown below. These pearls open up when hot water is added and the aroma and flavor of these relaxation herbs are delicate and well appreciated.
- Essential Oil.
Jasmine essential oil used to be called a "love potion". Its aphrodisiac properties are well-known and it can also improve your mood and sense of well-being. If your mind tends to race, jasmine can help you relax. Its aroma can also help improve self-confidence and make a room seem more inviting and more comfortable.
This essential oil is great for people dealing with, apathy or depression. Jasmine combines very well with ylang ylang, neroli, clary sage and sandalwood.
You can add 20 drops of jasmine essential oil to a warm bath if you are looking for an easy relaxation technique. If you like bath bombs, I recommend
LUSH's All That Jasmine Bath Bomb.
You can give a relaxation massage by mixing 15 drops of jasmine essential oil to 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of jojoba oil. Another aromatherapy option would be to use a vaporizer and mix 20 drops into 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of water.
Note: Jasmine essential oil may not be suitable during pregnancy because of its emmenagogue properties.
This oil is normally diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. This carrier oil is normally Jojoba oil.
An estimate of 5-30 drops of essential oil per 1 oz of carrier oil is suggested. Make sure to read the important safety note below.
Where Can You Find This Essential Oil?
This essential oil normally comes in various sized bottles and can be found in major drugstores and specialized stores. I recommend this online retailer who sells jasmine essential oil in 1/3 oz size bottles. Click on the picture and you'll be taken to the retailer's website:
You can also find this oil or relaxation herbs from your local aromatherapy retail store. The retailer associated with this ad sells jasmine essential oil in 0.33 oz bottles. If you opt for another retailer, this essential oil also comes in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or 1 oz bottles and can be found in major drugstores and specialized stores.
Many internet-based aromatherapy companies carry this essential oil in larger sizes as well. You can also purchase Jasmine Absolute Oil from Amazon.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Pregnant women, or people with health problems should not take this essential oil or relaxation herbs before consulting a specialist. Undiluted oils should never be applied onto the skin. Do not take any oils or other relaxation herbs internally without consultation from a qualified professional aromatherapy or health practitioner. Consult a professional aromatherapy practitioner prior to using this oil or relaxation herbs to treat children.
Note: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a physician and/or other health specialist. Precautions must be taken to ensure aromatherapy does not conflict with existing medical conditions.