Known throughout the world for its sweet scent, the Jasmine flower is more than just a pretty smelling plant in the garden. The truth is that this flower contains properties that are very therapeutic. As it turns out Jasmine is actually a wonderful and natural anti-depressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative, etc. The best way to unleash this potential for your benefit is to use Jasmine Essential oil. The main components of Jasmine Essential oil are: Benzoic Acid, Benzaldehyde, Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Indole, Benzyl Benzoate, Cis-3-Hexenyl Benzoate, Cis-Jasmone, Ceosol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool, Methyl Anthranilate, P-Cresol, Nerol, Gamma Terpineol, Nerolidol, Isohytol, and Phytol.
To better understand why you should be using this essential oil daily, lets look at the top five conditions Jasmine essential oil has proven to be effective at treating:
Antidepressant: One of the most common uses for Jasmine essential oil is for relaxation and alleviating anxiety. And as it turns out, this is not simply due to its pleasing smell (which certainly does put a smile on your face). In fact, Jasmine essential oil has shown that it increase serotonin production, leading to more energy and a uplifted mood.
Antiseptic: Jasmine essential oil contains potent natural ingredients like benzaldehyde, benzoic acid and benzyl benzoate. These naturally fight off infections, harmful bacteria and viruses both inside and outside of the body.
Expectorant: One of the most common ways ordinary viruses turn into infections is mucus buildup. When mucus builds up in our lungs, nasal, ear canals it creates a moist environment perfect for bacterial growth. That is why when we (and especially small children) start to suffer from muscle build up, you need to take action. As a substitute for commercial products, a natural and effective remedy is Jasmine essential oil. When inhaled and/or diffused inside your home or office it can penetrate inside your lungs and help reduce mucus build up.
Insomnia: Having trouble sleeping? Jasmine tea has been putting people to bed for generations. Try diffusing Jasmine essential oil before going to sleep. According the European Journal of Applied Physiology, Jasmine has sedative effects on both autonomic nervous functions and mood.
Improve Skin tone and elasticity: Jasmine is a common ingredient in beauty products. For increasing skin elasticity, try adding 5 drops of Jasmine essential oil and 5 drops of Lavender essential oil to 10ml of either coconut or Jojoba oil. For sensitive skin, or to treat dermatitis add 5 drops of Chamomile essential oil to the formula.
As you see there are several beneficial uses for Jasmine essential oil.
For safe and effective use remember:
- do not apply directly to the skin
- do not ingest
- keep away from children
- store in a cool, dark and dry place
- open and close the lid to your Jasmine essential oil rapidly as it will quickly evaporate when exposed to oxygen.