Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine oil works by positively influencing the nervous system, affecting several biological factors, including heart rate, body temperature, stress response, alertness, blood pressure, and breathing.
For centuries, jasmine has been popular for its sweet, romantic fragrance and has been used in some of the world’s best-known perfumes, including Chanel No. 5. It’s also a common ingredient in alcohol, sweets, and desserts.
Some studies have shown improvements in mood and sleep after using jasmine oil either as an aromatherapy treatment or topically. Jasmine oil used in aromatherapy massage was found to be particularly effective for relief from anxiety.
Jasmine oil has been found to have antibacterial properties. Its antiseptic effects have been extensively studied and found to fight various bacteria. Jasmine oil may be effective in treating and preventing infections when diluted and applied to the skin. Applying Jasmine oil to your skin can also reduce inflammation, redness, pain and speed up the time needed to heal wounds.
Jasmine oil is believed to have antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal properties that make it effective for improving immunity and fighting infections. Jasmine flowers are known to have antiviral properties, as per a recent study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 
Improve PMS Symptoms
Jasmine has properties that have been known to regulate period cycles, reduce period pain, and sometimes delay the onset of menopause. Using jasmine oil either as an aromatherapy treatment or applying it directly to the skin can help decrease the emotional and physical symptoms of menopause and work as a natural remedy for menopause relief. Some have found that aromatherapy massage once a week for eight weeks greatly reduced menopause symptoms.
Jasmine essential oil appeared to significantly bring down the elevated state of mind and improve symptoms such as insomnia, palpitations, and irritability. Jasmine oil exhibits a calming effect that can act as a natural sedative and help you sleep better. Its properties as an expectorant, sedative, and antispasmodic combined with settling mood may produce improvement in length of sleep and restfulness. For the best sedative effects, use a diffuser to disperse the jasmine oil into your bedroom at night and breathe normally.
Promote Healthy Skin
Jasmine oil has been recognized for its use in dermatology for general skincare, revitalization, dry skin, anti-aging, reducing inflammation, oily skin conditions and psoriasis. It’s often used to treat common skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema when paired with a carrier oil. In China, India, and Egypt, jasmine blended with other pure oils was a part of the beauty and health skin regimens.
Jasmine oil is a cicatrizant, meaning it helps to reduce the appearance of scars by promoting healing. Scars from injuries, acne and stretch marks can all be minimized with the topical use of jasmine oil.
Jasmine helps clear the respiratory system by thinning and moving phlegm. Inhaling jasmine oil, either directly or by infusing it in your home, can help clear mucus and bacteria within the nasal passages and respiratory symptoms providing relief for congestion.
Jasmine oil is scientifically known for its stimulating properties. Jasmine’s power of mood improvement can largely be attributed to the fact that it triggers the release of hormones such as serotonin that boost energy and improve mood. Diffusing jasmine oil or rubbing it onto your skin has been known to help wake you up and boost your energy levels.
Jasmine oil has a stimulating effect on the brain. Its active ingredients have been shown to increase heart rate, body temperature and brain activity that are needed for active learning and problem-solving. Studies have shown that the odor of jasmine essential oils works to stimulate the frontal beta waves in the human brain. This increases alertness.
Relieve Joint Pain
Frequently used in massage therapy and sports medicine, jasmine essential oil relieves pain in joints. The anti-inflammatory properties found in Jasmine oil helps to alleviate sore muscles and joints from strenuous activity.
When inhaled Jasmine oil has shown mood-lifting effects showed a significant improvement in cognitive-emotional responses. If you want to focus on improving your mood, pair jasmine essential oil with citrus oils.
In a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, when menopausal women applied jasmine oil to their skin over eight weeks, they showed improvements in menopause-related symptoms, including hot flashes, pain, and depression.
Protects the Uterus
Jasmine oil tones the uterus and promotes the secretion of certain hormones which ensure good health and proper functioning of the organ. It also helps protect the uterus from tumors, particularly after menopause, by restricting the flow of estrogen.
How to Use Jasmine Essential Oil
It can either be inhaled through the nose, applied directly to the skin, diffused in your home, diluted in a carrier oil and added to a warm bath, mixed with a carrier oil, and applied topically or as a massage oil, combined with other lotions or used to create a homemade perfume.
Jasmine oil has been used as a folk medicine treatment for fighting hepatitis, various internal infections, plus respiratory and skin disorders for hundreds of years in Thailand, China and other Asian countries. This amazing flower was revered by royalty in China and traded along the Silk Road. Additionally, jasmine was an important part of perfumery in the times of Cleopatra and Louis XVI. In Hinduism, jasmine holds a place of honor as the “perfume of love.”
Make sure to first test your reaction to any essential oil by applying a small amount to a patch of skin to check for allergies.
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