Properties and uses of jasmine oil
The name of the flower "jasmine" is rooted in the Persian word "yasmin", which means "fragrant flower." The light aroma of jasmine cannot be forgotten or confused with another. Its notes are present in the most expensive perfumes, and the healing properties can hardly be overestimated.
The chemical composition of jasmine essential oil
The term "essential oil" itself dates from the end of the 17th century, when the study of the chemical composition had not even begun. These organic compounds were called ethereal because of their volatility, and oils because of the fat content to the touch. The chemical composition of jasmine essential oil, as well as any other plant, is very variable.
Did you know? Jasmine oil is considered the most expensive, because to get 1 kg of the product, you need to process a whole ton of flowers.
Its formation is influenced by a number of external factors:
- place and conditions of plant growth;
- jasmine harvesting time;
- conditions of transportation and further storage;
- A method of obtaining a product from flowers.
For example, the abundance of moisture will provide the oil with one composition, and prolonged drought will completely change the quantitative set of components. Jasmine oil has an extremely complex composition and includes more than 100 fragrant and not so substances, which all without exception have pharmacological and medicinal properties, which means they can affect the human body.
All components of essential oil plants, which include jasmine, can be combined into two groups:
- Terpenes - hydrocarbons, i.e. substances consisting of carbon and hydrogen.
- Terpenoids - chemical compounds in which, in addition to carbon and hydrogen, oxygen is also contained.
It is terpenes that are distinguished by increased volatility, constitute the “etheric" component. They are the strongest stimulants of the immune response and have antiviral properties, however, in contact with skin can cause irritation.
Terpenes are divided into:
Terpenoids are found in the composition much more often. They are practically safe in terms of allergic reactions and toxicity.
This group includes:
- alcohols (alcohol);
Important! It is necessary to draw conclusions about the properties and action of the essential oil, relying not on the individual elements contained in it, but considering them exclusively in combination with other components.
Properties of Jasmine Oil
Externally, jasmine oil is very beautiful - saturated, dark amber color, similar to strong tea. It has the unique ability to combine with many other esters, linking even the strongest and harshest odors into a single harmonious bouquet.
Jasmine, first of all, is famous for its therapeutic properties, which explains its use in various diseases. However, it works not only on the physical, but also on the emotional level - it calms, raises the mood, promotes the emergence of a sense of trust and self-confidence.
For several centuries, jasmine flowers have been used as an aphrodisiac. Essential oil, thanks to a sweet, exotic, sensual aroma, stimulates the production of endorphin - the “hormone of happiness”, which is responsible for positive emotions.
Jasmine oil is a unique natural product, the benefits of which are difficult to overestimate.
- Among the many beneficial properties of terpenes and terpenoids in the composition, the following can be noted:
- regulating hormonal background.
This is not a complete list of the possibilities of jasmine that can be used to solve problems with the physical or mental state of the body.
Harm and contraindications
If you purchase a diluted product, it can be used without any preparation. But the absolute of essential oil must be diluted in vegetable or basic in the ratio of 1 drop of absolute to 10 drops of the base. When using jasmine oil, it is important to remember precautions so as not to harm the body.
It can be considered as a medicine, and therefore there are contraindications for use:
- first trimester of pregnancy;
- individual intolerance;
- kidney disease
Ingestion is permissible in exceptional cases. It is important to always comply with the recommended frequency of administration and not exceed the allowable amount of the drug.
Did you know? Tatars, for whom jasmine is a sacred flower, believe that without growing a jasmine bush in life, it is impossible to go to paradise.
Aromatic oil can be used in many areas, due to the beneficial effects of its components on the human body. However, to obtain the maximum effect, you should consult with a specialist who will give recommendations taking into account personal characteristics and a specific situation.
It is indispensable:
- in cosmetology;
- in the treatment of many diseases;
- in aromatherapy.
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Concentrated jasmine oil has an extensive area of application in cosmetology.
It has beneficial effects on:
- face skin;
- eyebrows and eyelashes.
For facial skin
The uniqueness of the oil is that it is suitable for all skin types. It is a real salvation for sensitive, dry, sore, irritated or damaged skin, with stretch marks and scars.
Regular use contributes to:
- increase elasticity;
- smoother structure;
- scar removal;
- healing microcracks;
- relieve inflammation and irritation.
Thanks to masks, which include jasmine oil, the complexion improves, the skin regeneration process is actively ongoing. In a very short time you can get rid of traces of stress and tiredness on the face.
In hair care, the value of oil lies in its ability to moisturize hair roots and nourish with beneficial substances. It has disinfecting properties, which is especially valuable for irritation and inflammation of the scalp.
Thanks to its versatility, the oil is suitable for any type of hair and scalp. Shine and obedience will add aromatic combing to the hair with oil.
The recipes for hair masks are easy to perform, but incredibly effective. For example, just mix steamed olive oil with a few drops of jasmine ether to notice how shiny and silky the hair has become.
For lips, eyelashes and eyebrows
Eyebrows and eyelashes are the key to an expressive look, therefore, care for them is no less relevant than for hair or face skin. A complex of oils with a jasmine component in the composition has a beneficial effect on growth, strengthens and nourishes eyelashes and eyebrows, adds smoothness and shine to them. The use of oil in lip care helps eliminate dryness, heal microdamages, and rejuvenate tissues.
For weight loss
Comprehensive methods using essential oils are gaining popularity, aimed not only at weight loss, but also at improving the overall physical and psychological state.
Jasmine extract during the diet is involved in many processes, without which weight loss is impossible:
- regulates appetite;
- participates in the normalization of blood circulation;
- promotes the regeneration of skin cells;
- restores the normal functioning of the internal systems of the body.
Important! Essential oil can provoke a severe allergic reaction, cause headaches, dizziness or general malaise.
One of the main tasks during the "restructuring" of the body is to maintain a positive attitude, raising the level of self-esteem. The main assistant in this situation is a useful jasmine "component". Aromatic baths will be effective, but for their proper preparation it is necessary to increase the concentration of the substance, observing safety measures.
It is useful to carry out daily massage with the use of oil - it helps to improve the self-awareness of the body, stimulates skin regenerative processes, and improves muscle tone.
In folk medicine
The complex composition of the absolute provides him with the ability to affect almost all systems of the human body.
- The tool has been widely used in medicine, due to a number of properties:
- regulatory interaction between systems;
- activating defenses.
Headache is one of the most common symptoms in various diseases. It may appear "on its own." In any case, it causes discomfort and irritability, deprives a person of energy and performance.
Headache relief methods include:
- Head massage: drip a few drops on hands and massage the temples, forehead and neck.
- Aromatherapy: carry out inhalation using an aroma lamp.
- Compresses (cold or hot).
- Aroma baths, in which the positive effect is enhanced by a combination of vapors and penetration through the pores of the skin.
- Aroma pendants are accessories with the ability to treat headaches and general malaise by aroma.
For muscle pain
Muscle pain can appear unexpectedly in any part of the body, causing pain and significant inconvenience.
Their reasons may be:
- excessive loads;
- poor posture;
- cold and damp;
- various injuries;
- stress and tension;
- chronic diseases (rheumatism or arthritis).
Jasmine Absolute helps reduce inflammation, relieve spasm and increase blood circulation. When conducting massage using essential oil, positive dynamics are achieved by its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
From colds and colds
Jasmine has a strong antiviral effect and helps the immune system withstand colds and flu. For the fastest result, you need to start using at the first sign of a disease or as a prophylactic.
In order not to get sick during the period of cold weather and the activation of viruses, the following procedures are recommended:
- steam inhalation;
- oil burner.
Aromatization of air helps to cope with nasal congestion. With a runny nose, inhalation is also effective. Pain in the body and pain in the muscles that accompany SARS will help remove aromatic baths and light massage.
Did you know? In Indonesia, it is impossible to meet a bride who is not decorated with jasmine. And this flower is an integral component of many national dishes.
For menstrual pain
Jasmine is one of the most effective remedies for "female" diseases.
- It has the property:
- regulate the menstrual cycle;
- reduce discomfort. relieving spasm;
- restore hormonal levels;
- relieve inflammation;
- eliminate the symptoms of toxicosis during pregnancy;
- prevent the occurrence of postpartum depression;
- stimulate lactation.
It is on jasmine flowers that one should choose if it is necessary to get rid of apathy, excessive fatigue and laziness, indifference to everything that happens. Its smell helps relieve fatigue, cope with nervous exhaustion and overcome psychological insecurity.Jasmine extract is the first aid in the fight against stress and depression, nervous disorders and obsessive fears.
In this case, all procedures using aromatic substances are effective - massage, baths, inhalations, etc.
In the field of aromatherapy, the importance of jasmine is difficult to overestimate. It is indispensable not only as a healing agent for the whole organism, but is also used for other purposes.
Important! When mixing jasmine with other esters, base oils must be chosen without bright smells.
Aromatherapy involves any method of use:
- aroma lamp, with which you can create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere in the house;
- aroma bath;
- aromatic pendants;
Using oils enrich and saturate not only cosmetics, but also tea, white wine. Jasmine saturates the oil with an amazingly warm and light aroma, and also gives it a mass of healing and useful qualities. It can become an indispensable tool and guarantee of success in any field of application.