Jasmine essential oil is derived from the most fragrant jasmine of all, common jasmine (Jasminum officinale). Sometimes common jasmine is called poet’s jasmine. The intensely fragrant flower bloom throughout the summer and into the fall. For centuries, jasmine has been popular for its sweet, romantic fragrance and it is also a common ingredient in alcohol, sweets, and desserts.
Ways to Use Jasmine Essential Oil
There are a number of ways to use jasmine oil and other essential oil. You can apply topically or inhaled direct. Be sure to use jasmine oil as directed on the packaging for safety reasons. Here are some ways you can use jasmine oil:
Inhale and Diffuse
You can inhale straight from the bottle or diffuse that romantic smell into your bedroom. Add 5 to 6 drops of jasmine oil into diffuser to fill your room with sweet fragrance. It a perfect way to spend some downtime with your partner.
Dab some jasmine oil onto your neck for massages or for some downtime. Jasmine oil also added into massage oil or just dilute it with carrier oil.
You can dilute jasmine oil in a carrier oil and added to a warm bath for some relaxation or just added to a glass bowl of hot water to create sweet romantic scent steam.
Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine oil may increase behavioral arousal. A study of participants inhaled jasmine oil had a significant increase in blood oxygen saturation, breathing rate and blood pressure. They also reported feeling more alert. The study concluded that jasmine oil may relieve depression and improving mood.
Jasmine oil has the effect on the central nervous system and mood. When inhaled, jasmine oil affected brain activity and mood states.
The aphrodisiacs’ effect have been long believed in some religion. Jasmine oil has been reported to increase romantic and positive feelings, as well as sexual energy levels. Dab some jasmine oil on your neck to spice things up in your bedroom. You can also diffuse it or add a few drops on the bed.
A study shown that jasmine oil contain antibacterial properties against one strain of E. coli. Antimicrobial activity against several oral microorganisms such as L. casei and S. mutans. Jasmine oil may be effective in treating and preventing infections when diluted and applied to the skin or used as a rinse for oral infections, such as oral thrush.
Reduce Menopause Symptoms
Not only jasmine oil have antiseptic but it also been used to reduce menopause symptoms and improving mood. A small study found that aromatherapy massage once a week for eight weeks greatly reduced the symptoms. However, the massages uses a combination of essential oils of lavender, rose, jasmine and rose geranium in a carrier oil.
Jasmine tea was shown to have a sedative effect on the mood state and nerve activity. Hence, inhaling jasmine essential oil for 5 minutes a day over 10 days appeared to have bring down some of the symptoms such as insomnia, palpitations, and irritability.
Jasmine essential oil is considered as mild and safe. Reports of having skin irritation are very rare but there is always a risk of an allergic reaction. If you or your partner are pregnant or breastfeeding, do consult doctor first before using essential oil.
Jasmine oil is like any other essential oil, it must be diluted in a carrier oil before applying to the skin. Use a patch test onto your forearm to see if there are any allergic reaction. Jasmine oil also are not meant to be ingested and some are toxic.
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