Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Blends
Most exotic and enigmatic of all aromatherapy treasures, must be our Queen of the Night, Jasmine grandiflorum oil, named because her fragrance engulfs the garden with such aromatic sorcery in the evening. When the bees have snuggled down for the night, Jasmine takes over from the lavender and roses, emitting a languid and heady fragrance enticing nighttime pollinators, moths, and bats.
Whilst she does have physical effects, Jasmine is most assuredly most beloved for her uplifting, beguiling, and seductive charms.
The fragrance of the Orient, deep, narcotic, and entrancing; perhaps India, where we source VINEVIDA Jasmine grandiflorum oil from, holds the folklore that reveals her the best.
An old tale tells how there was once a king whose laugh scattered jasmine flowers wherever he walked, and indeed there is a Sanskrit saying that goes “Where there is jasmine, there can be no worries.” Jasmine, derived from the Arabic name Yasmin, meaning “Gift from God”, grandiflorum, the greatest and most magnificent of all the flowers.
At VINEVIDA, it gives us great delight to present you with our glorious, pure Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil.
To clarify, Jasmine grandiflorum oil is not an essential oil, it is an absolute obtained through solvent extraction from tiny white plants, too fragile to give up their volatiles in distillation.
Initially, a rich concrete is made, then it is processed into an absolute. As a night-time blossom, blooms need to be picked early in the morning, before the sunrise steals the narcotic indole from the flowers. Chemistry in the plant changes rapidly after picking, indole and benzyl acetate fall dramatically, where linalool, so well respected for its anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties, increases tenfold.
According to Battaglia, 1000kg of jasmine flowers yield between 2.5 - 3.5 kg of concrete and about half this amount as an absolute. So, if you are one of our wholesale customers who prefer to buy in bulk, a kilo bottle of our pure Jasmine grandiflorum oil is roughly that original number of blooms.
Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil Benefits
In her book Encyclopaedia of aromatherapy, Chrissie Wildwood lists Jasmine oil properties as:
Analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cicatrisant (forming scar tissue), expectorant, parturient (pertains to a woman about to give birth), sedative, and a uterine tonic.
Historical successes of using this absolute have included:
- Hot dry skin
- Uterine tonic so any gynecological problems pertaining to the womb
- Wonderful skin healer
- Strengthens contractions in childbirth (do not use until labor is confirmed by the midwife)
- Soothes depression especially if related to anxiety
- Aphrodisiac – helps with both frigidity and impotence
- Sore throats & Laryngitis
- Urinary tract infections
Safety: Generally regarded as safe except for during pregnancy.
What Is Jasmine Oil Good For?
Shakespeare said “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” But that’s unmistakably a rose oil question.
To describe Jasmine grandiflorum, perhaps it’s more appropriate to say:
Meet me in the garden, under the moonlight, surrounded by heady alcohol and narcotics. Rest with me against the bower, where dreams drift on a waveless sea. Journey with me to the place where all glistens with diamonds, and your limbs feel heavy like treacle.
Sweet, mesmeric, laden with promise, and heavy with seduction and ardor.
Breathe jasmine and you are transported on magic carpets to harems and opium dens. Its fragrant molecules conjure sensuality, abandon, and debauchery. Tantalizing, bewitching, enthralling, just as the pollinators are irresistibly drawn towards sex, so are we.
Safety Considerations: IFRA suggests a maximum topical dilution of 0.7%.
Intriguingly, the science backs that up. A 2010 study from Japan monitored the effects on people after they had been massaged with jasmine oil. Their breathing rate increased, as did their blood oxygen saturation and systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The participants rated themselves as being more alert and less relaxed, supporting what Ayurvedic medicine has always said, that jasmine uplifts and relieves sadness.
Indeed Ayurveda actually claims that no less than 70 different conditions are treated by the flower. Most specifically though, many of its properties can be attributed to Jasmine grandiflorum oil’s relaxing, antispasmodic action.
Naturally, treating stress with essential oils has many more nuances. Jasmine most specifically combats fear and repressed worries. In a sexual dimension, this is clearly understood, with the oil being wonderful for helping people who suffer from performance anxiety or vulvodynia, for example, to relax. But the effects are far more wide-reaching, dissipating work-based or relationship tension from the mind and the muscles. Its ability to free us from inhibitions makes laughter easier, forcing us to take ourselves and life a lot less seriously.
Do not use it in pregnancy except in labor which has been confirmed as established. Its uterine contraction effect could expel the fetus. Indeed, it can be used to good effect during confirmed established labor to strengthen contractions and to help expel the placenta.
Slight risk of skin sensitization (presumably because of known adulterants) Do not exceed suggested dilution of 0.7%
Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil Uses: For Wholesale Purposes
Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil Uses For Aromatherapists
Anytime you want to relax, seduce or uplift, jasmine is going to be your first choice. Clearly though, remember her name, she is Queen of the Night, not of sending your client back to the office in the afternoon!
Ayurvedic medicine has always used jasmine specifically for its affinity with pitta dosha. Issues with pitta dosha include hot, reactive, irritated skin. Traditionally, jasmine is used to guard against scarring so is often preferred for teenage boys spotty skins, because it smells more masculine and animalistic than lavender and again, aggressive volatile outbursts are also very much pitta issues.
Sharp tempers, problems with acidic and reactive digestion, sassy argumentative tongues all fall under pitta imbalance and jasmine grandiflorum oil would be indicated in any or all.
A good guideline to understanding the pitta/jasmine relationship is to imagine a young English rose having been taken to India in the Raj. Her pale skin burns in the blazing sun, her gentle constitution, so used to porridge and boiled eggs suddenly gets subjected to vindaloo, she gets irritated by the flies and the sheer noise and color of the place and begins to shout at her servants.
To soften any one of these, an aromatherapist might choose Jasmine grandiflorum oil.
But her initiation into womanhood becomes the story of great novels. As she sightsees, she might be offered a garland of jasmine to wear around her neck and then becomes intoxicated by the overt nature of the overwhelming tantric sexuality she sees everywhere. In books, the imagery is uninhibited and erotic, and even couples carved into temple walls greet her everywhere. Life becomes fully and romantically charged with subtext.
Such is the world of Jasmine grandiflorum oil.
On that note, the effects of Jasmine oil can be stifling, even nauseating. One drop at a time, and sniff the blend at every stage. Clearly though, for topical applications, as stated below, please stay within the IFRA guidelines of 0.7% maximum dilution.
One particular concern of note is that another use in Ayurveda and aromatherapy is as a womb tonic, especially for increasing the strength of contractions in early established labor. For this reason:
Jasmine grandiflorum oil is contraindicated for use during the first 37 weeks of pregnancy.
Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil Benefits for Soapmakers
Blissful and seductive floral pictures painted by white jasmine flowers. A natural botanical with one of history’s most evocative fragrances.
Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil Uses for Candlemakers
If I need to spell that out to you now, you need to give up the day job!
White candles and jasmine for romance. Red ones paired with red roses, that’s a night to remember always.
Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil Benefits for Natural perfumery
Jasmine plays a key role not only in exotic and romantic floral blends but also oriental and chypre perfumes.
Amongst the classics is Joy by Jean Patou. Joy was introduced to the market in 1930. Here, Jasmine is paired with May Rose for the heart notes, sitting under the light rose, tuberose, and ylang-ylang, then supported by musk and sandalwood base notes. If you thought Jasmine was brazen on her own, this one is a complete hussy, and yet, achingly beautiful, elegant, and classy.
If you like a lighter fragrance that might not be so costly to emulate, you might be inspired by Dior’s Jasmin des Anges where its beauty is paired with light, summertime citruses, or just as lovely, is Jo Malone’s Jasmine and Mint.
Remember though, in all cases only start with one drop and add a drop at a time. It’s all too easy to suffocate a blend with jasmine.
Jasmine Grandiflorum Oil Blends: DIY Recipes
Moisturiser for Reactive & Sensitive Skins
- 20ml Aqueous cream
- 5 drops Rosehip carrier oil (Rosa canina)
- 1 drop Jasmine absolute oil (Jasmine grandiflorum)
- 2 drops Yarrow essential oil (Achille millefolium)
- 1 drop Lemon Balm essential oil ( Melissa officinalis)
Method of use: Apply morning and evening as required.
Safety: Not suitable for use during the first 37 weeks of pregnancy
Aphrodisiac Massage Oil
This gorgeous blend combines the flower of flowers, ylang ylang, with the Queen of the Night and then finishes it with the oil that has the capacity to make you feel happier and prettier than any other essential oil there is.
- 10ml Grapeseed carrier oil (Vitis vinifera)
- 10 drops Rosehip carrier oil (Rosa canina)
- 1 drop Jasmine absolute oil (Jasminum grandiflorum)
- 1 drop Ylang ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata)
- 1 drop Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
Safety: Not suitable for use during the first 37 weeks of pregnancy.
Please be aware that oils can compromise the integrity of condoms.
Cream for Post Surgical Scarring
- 20ml aqueous cream
- 1 tsp Rosehip carrier oil (Rosa canina)
- 1 drop Jasmine absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum)
- 1 drop Myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha)
- 1 drop Helichrysum essential oil (Helichrysum splendida)
Method of Use: Apply cream locally to the wound whilst it is open, then over it as the skin begins to knit.
Safety: Not suitable for use in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy.
Precautions for Jasminum Grandiflorum oil
Not advised for use in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy and only in dilutions of not more than 0.7%.
Why Choose VINEVIDA?
At VINEVIDA, we love botanicals and the planet they come from. We believe in stocking the best at affordable prices and supplying to the discerning, which is why we are also members of both the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy. In recognition of our excellent standard of product, we are proud to hold a 2021 Certificate of Registration as a Cosmetic Products Establishment with the U.S. Drugs and Food Administration.
Our joy at seeing people make beautiful things means we stock from the smallest amounts to the largest. Our wholesale carrier oil prices begin with our smallest carrier oil of 120ml to our largest of 396lb, meaning any manufacturing company can afford to stock as many or as few oils their business can accommodate without running the risk of spoilage of some of nature’s most precious commodities. Why not see if you can save money by larger amounts of Jasmine grandiflorum oil in bulk?
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- Encyclopaedia of Aromatherapy Chrissie Wildwood Bloomsbury Books 1996
- Essential Oils: A Comprehensive Handbook for Aromatic Therapy; Jennifer Peace Rhind; Singing Dragon, 2020
- The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Third Edition, Volume 1- Foundations and Materia medica) Salvatore Battaglia)
- Aromatica: A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics (Volume 2: Applications and Profiles)
- Aromatherapy for Healing The Spirit; Gabriel Mojay; Healing Arts Press Rochester 2011
- Essential Oil Safety for Health Care Professionals; Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 2013