Jasmine Essential Oil (Absolute)
Jasmine (Jasminum) Essential Oil (Absolute)
Uses: In aromatherapy, inhaling Jasmine essential oil can effectively reduce depressive symptoms and increase energy levels. It doesn’t need to be combined with a carrier oil and can be applied directly on the skin for healing, anti-aging and moisturizing purposes. Jasmine essential oil has the potency to stop hair breakage and dandruff. It can be used as a bath oil, a massage oil or a natural perfume.
The aromatic compounds of the Jasmine cannot be attained by distillation. Jasmine flowers cannot tolerate the heat required for steam distillation, and mechanical pressing will not produce any oil. The only way to release the aromatic compounds of Jasmine and other similar delicate plants is to introduce a solvent. Aromatic, concentrated oils from plants derived by introduction of a solvent are referred to as an “Absolute”. Absolutes are similar to essential oils. Both essential oils and absolutes are oils produced by plant matter. To produce an absolute, the plant material is placed into a drum and introduced to a solvent along with gentle heat. The solvent is then removed, which leaves behind a resin known as a concrète or resinoid. This resin is then treated with alcohol to separate the aromatic compounds. An absolute is the most concentrated form of plant material, and may be thicker in consistency than an essential oil produced by distillation.
Botanical Name: Jasminum
Method: Solvent Extraction
Plant Part: Flower
Color: Golden yellow to brown
Packaging: Amber-colored dropper bottle.
Caution: Avoid contact with the eyes. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs. Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be mixed with a carrier oil before applying on the skin.