That of the gelsomino is considered one of the most delicate perfumes that exist in the world and theessential oil extracted from this magical plant is no exception. Used for centuries in the field of body and soul care, thejasmine essential oil derives from the homonymous plant, an evergreen shrub that has come to us from afar India. It has also spread in Europe, especially in Italy, where it is used to decorate balconies, gardens and facades, flooding the streets with its sweet aroma.
Characterized by white and starry flowers, Jasmine, which responds to the scientific name of Jasminumis a perennial plant that belongs to the family of Oleaceaehas leaves of an intense green color and its flowers tend to open after sunset, and then close again with the arrival of the morning.
But do you already know what the benefits of jasmine essential oil are? The list, you can believe it, is really long. Before seeing what are the most surprising effects, let’s try to understand what the beneficial power of this plant could be due to.
A question of chemistry
The scent of jasmine makes our mind travel to destinations of the East, makes us dream of starry nights and immerses us in a climate of spring. It is true that it is an intoxicating scent, but this is not the only reason behind the many beneficial effects of this plant.
In fact, it is the chemistry to play a fundamental role. Inside jasmine oil there are compounds with beneficial power for health, such as unsaturated fatty acidsi flavonoidsbenzyl alcohol, linalool, geraniol and other compounds.
Among these, there are substances with aphrodisiac, antiseptic and sedative effects, precisely those exercised by this fragrant natural remedy. In addition, the components of jasmine essential oil exert antibacterial and antifungal functions. Finally, the oil boasts anti-inflammatory and even antihypertensive effects.
Jasmine essential oil: beneficial properties
What is jasmine oil good for? The benefits of this natural remedy are innumerable. Suffice it to say that the name of the plant, which derives from the French (jasmin) and Arabic (yāsamīn), can be translated as “gift of God“. Indeed, Jasmine really seems like a gift from nature, not only because of the beauty of its delicate flowers, but also because of the virtues contained in this plant.
Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits, and find out what is jasmine essential oil for.
The light and sweet scent of this essential oil exerts a relaxing effect for the mind and body. It is believed that jasmine essential oil can help relieve the states of anxiety and to cope with stressful life events in a healthier way.
Help against depression
Jasmine essential oil has also long been used to promote greater mental well-being for those who suffer from mild depression. This natural remedy is in fact useful for improving mood and stopping apathy.
Jasmine essential oil: natural aphrodisiac
To rekindle the passion in the bedroom, thejasmine oil it is considered a real cure-all. The fragrance that characterizes this product is useful to dissolve tensions and blocks, to arouse passion and feelings of love.
Relieves cough and sore throat
For a long time, jasmine oil has also been promoted as natural remedy for cough and cold. This ingredient is believed to help expectorate phlegm and reduce cold symptoms.
Jasmine oil is known to speed up and facilitate childbirth, as it can stimulate contractions and reduce pain. Furthermore, it appears that this remedy can help reduce the symptoms of postpartum depression.
However, it should be emphasized that the use of jasmine essential oil in pregnancy is not always recommended, so before resorting to this remedy it will be essential to seek the advice of your doctor or gynecologist.
A natural remedy for menstrual pain
Jasmine is also often promoted as a natural remedy for reducing menstrual pain. A similar effect could be due to the plant’s antispasmodic properties.
Beneficial effects even in menopause
Symptoms of the menopause don’t they give you respite? Jasmine oil appears to be able to relieve them, even improving energy and vitality levels, reducing mood swings, irritability and annoying hot flashes.
Essential oil of jasmine and skin
Since the world began, jasmine essential oil is considered a natural ally to take care of leather. In particular, this ingredient is useful for those who often have skin dry and cracked. Jasmine oil is often added to creams and skin products, thanks to its ability to reduce the first wrinkles, such as St. John’s wort and argan oil and annoying redness.
Natural perfume for the hair
If you like the scent of jasmine, you will be happy to know that one of the best known and most appreciated remedies involves hair care. To have hair that smells of jasmine, soak about thirty flowers directly detached from the plant, let it rest for half an hour. Then, filter the water and use it for the final rinse after shampooing. Alternatively, if you have essential oil at home, just pour a few drops into your shampoo bottle. Enjoy its delicate and light aroma.
A remedy for those suffering from insomnia
L’insomnia it is an increasingly common problem, especially in recent years. The good news is that a simple natural remedy could help you sleep better. The scent of jasmine in fact it has a calming and relaxing effect. And inhaling the essential oil, perhaps mixed with lavender, can help you sleep better.
Finally, to perfume the home, try pouring a few drops of jasmine oil into the aroma diffuser. A sweet, intense and floral fragrance will refresh your home, promoting a state of well-being and serenity for the whole family.
Jasmine essential oil: how to use it?
We have already seen some of the possible uses of jasmine oil. For example, you can add a few drops to the shampoo or in the aroma diffuser, but these are not the only uses of this product.
First, remember that this, like many other essential oils, should only be used externally, on the skin, or by inhalation.
By a relaxing bath, pour a few drops of essential oil into the tub water, add a small amount of shower gel. The effect will be calming and beneficial for your muscles.
By a scented massage and invigorating, you can mix a drop of essential oil with a base of musk rose oil or sweet almond oil.
If you intend to apply thejasmine essential oil on the facemix a drop with wheat germ oil, while for perfume the environment just pour a few drops into the essence burner.
Pure jasmine essential oil: how much does it cost?
If you are planning to purchase a organic jasmine essential oil and pure, you need to know that the price can be quite high. Because? It’s very simple. The manufacturing process behind the preparation of this product is very demanding.
How is jasmine essential oil made? For the preparation, it is necessary to collect the flowers of the plant one by one, a procedure that must be done preferably during the night or at the first light of dawn. Processing must take place in a short time, as the flowers begin to lose their aroma shortly after harvesting.
Then, the flowers are processed with special solvents, to preserve their characteristic scent and beneficial properties. He thinks it takes about 10,000 flowers to be able to produce just one gram of essential oil.
In short, if you are thinking of trying your hand at home-made jasmine essential oil production, you must know that the process is really demanding and complex.
What are the contraindications What about the unwanted effects of jasmine essential oil? In principle, this essential oil is considered safe for external use, however it is always possible that a person with particularly sensitive skin will develop a allergic reaction.
Also, due to its intense scent, jasmine oil can cause adverse reactions such as nausea e heachache.
As we have anticipated, the use ofessential oil in pregnancy it is not recommended, so if you intend to use it talk to your doctor first.
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