Jasmine Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Jasmine Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Jasminum officinalis

Oil Overview

Jasmine essential oil has a sweet, exotic and richly floral odour.

Oil Sources

It originally originated from China and northern India. The oil is extracted from the plant’s flower using solvent extraction.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Benzyl acetate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, indole, benzyl benzoate, cis-jasmone, geraniol, methyl anthranilate and trace amounts of p. cresol, farnesol, cis-3-hexenyl benzoate, eugenol, nerol, ceosol, benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, y-terpineol, nerolidol, isohytol, phytol.

Aroma

Floral, Oriental

Therapeutic Properties:

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Cicatrisant, Expectorant, Galactogogue, Parturient, Sedative, Uterine

Possible Uses

Coughs, Depression, Fatigue, Impotence, Muscular Aches and Pains, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Respiration, Scar Tissue

Warnings

Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Jasmine oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing, although some people do have an allergic reaction to the oil.
Due to its emmenagogue properties it should not be used in pregnancy.
Using too much of this oil could impede concentration, as it is a deeply relaxing oil.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang

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