Sunday, December 1, 2013

Aromatherapy|Jasmine Oil



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I've had Jasmine oil on my wish list for some time now and been meaning to add Jasmine oil to some recipes I have saved for this oil.  Genuine Jasmine oil can run from $30-$40 depending on the vendor and quite honestly my budget has not been feeling these prices just yet.  While I gather up the funds to get the real thing, I came across this fragrance oil for under $8 at my local natural health store. I figured since I do have an oil burner and make my own perfumes and mists I can give it a try in the mean time.


Aromatherapy Uses

Jasmine oil is a very calming and soothing scent. It is used in aromatherapy for it's anti-depressant qualities and calming effects on the nervous system.  Jasmine oil is also known as an aphrodisiac which promotes seduction, attraction and helps relieve headaches and insomnia.  Jasmine can also be ingested as tea so long as you find fresh and natural Jasmine tea to help relieve stress.  Jasmine can also be used to help clear and focus your mind especially during stressful times.  I like Jasmine oil when relaxing or right before my meditation session as I find the scent is code for "time to unwind" time.

Cosmetic Uses

When I first read about Jasmine oil I was intrigued by it's antiseptic and toning properties.  It is a very good oil for all skin types especially sensitive inflamed skin types thanks to it's calming qualities.  I'm also curious to see how it works on my hair since it's known to hydrate as well.  Once I do purchase the real thing I look forward to adding a few drops to my facials and hair recipes.


I've been using this oil mixed with vanilla extract and water in my oil burner and the scent is divine!  I also mix it with lavender oil and rose water in my essential oil spritz/perfume I concoct (seen here).  I spray it when under pressure especially at work lately where I've been very stressed.  I also like to spray it before meeting in my office to help calm my nerves when having a hectic day. It also seems to calm those around me when they wonder where that alluring scent is coming from.

10 comments:

Gorgeous Glam said...

I would love to try a few drops in a hair recipe! mmm!

Anita said...

lovely blog :)
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Raizel Greco said...

Jasmine oil sounds really great!

Ray | Obey Ray

Chiara Giatti said...

I love Jasmine scent!
Chiara
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Emmylou said...

I'm a big proponent of aromatherapy:) I don't have jasmine oil, as you said, it's pretty expensive. I do love the scent:)

Diana Ashuayem said...

Great post! thanks for the visit.
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Couture Carrie said...

Sounds so lovely… and versatile!

xoxox,
CC

Roxanne van de Zanden said...

I love the smell of jasmine!

t said...

sounds like a great scent!

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Inez said...

I need to purchase the oil as well. I love the scent of Jasmine, xoxo.

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