Your New Best Friend
The small, white, star-shaped jasmine flower (jasmine officinale) was used as an exotic fragrance and plant medicinal in ancient China and India for thousands of years. This precious flower came to Spain with the Moors, and its popularity grew through Europe and the Middle East.
Today, Jasmine is cultivated in France, Italy, Morocco, Egypt, Japan, China, and India. It is widely used as a medicinal in the form of essential oil. Jasmine oil is extracted by alcohol solvent, and the flowers are picked late at night during the time when the aroma is most intense. The oil you get in your essential oil is the most potent and powerful!
Here are 4 ways Jasmine 5% essential oil benefit the mind, emotion, body:
- Skin Repair: Jasmine essential oil is known to reduce stretch marks and fade scars, including acne scars. It improves the elasticity of your skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and, because of its benzoic acids antiseptic and germicide properties it prevents wounds from infection-even eliminating tetanus! Jasmine is a wonderful toner for oily skin, balancing both hormones and skin condition.
- Emotional Support: Whenever you feel unloved, unsupported, disconnected and tired of it all, get your Jasmine oil. It removes that overwhelmed feeling, restores energy and vitality, and brings back your optimism and love of life. It leaves you feeling supported, more flexible, grounded and confident!
- Pregnancy: Jasmine oil will be your best friend before, during and after pregnancy! Before, it helps with PMS symptoms, and relaxes the emotions and body, enhances libido, and balances hormones. During, it balances mood swings, nausea and fatigue, strengthens contractions during labor, and eases childbirth. After, it promotes the flow of breast milk, relieves post-natal depression, and gives you physical and emotional strength and vitality (which you’re going to need with a new baby)!
- Menopause: You’ll be keeping your Jasmine oil close at hand when you find out it protects the uterus and breasts from tumors, by restricting estrogen flow, and promoting balanced hormone levels. Jasmine enhances your libido, feelings of being desired, loved and supported, and eliminates premature ejaculation (in him, but really for you!) Jasmine is anti-aging for skin, and relaxes mood swings and eases nights of insomnia and restlessness.
Tip: Mix about 10 drops of jasmine into your favorite oil or skin cream, and massage into your skin at night. You’ll find your skin is smooth, balanced and so soft!
And, did we mention the aphrodisiac effects of Jasmine oil? Enough said.