JASMINE THE 'QUEEN OF THE NIGHT' IS PICKED AFTER SUNDOWN TO CAPTURE THE STRENGTH OF ITS ENCHANTING FRAGRANCE
STORY The delicate white flowers of this climbing tree are picked when the aroma is the most intense- at night. ‘Queen of the Night’, has long been used in love potions due to it’s powerful reputation as an aphrodisiac. It’s production requires huge quantities of flowers to make the oil and it’s extraction requires a delicate process and great skill making it precious and expensive. One pound of Jasmine oil requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine or 3.6 million fresh blossoms.
SCENT Rich, warm, heavy and fruity, intensely floral
AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Jasmine has an overall warming feeling to the emotions, it’s calming to the nerves and produces positive feelings of confidence. It restores vitality and is generally energizing.
PERFUME "Despite all the crisis, all the economic challenges, all the competition from synthetic products, the perfume of the jasmine flower remains one of the essential elements, and sometimes the main pillar in the structure of the greatest perfumes. " - Grasse chemist, Jean Garnero
EFFECT ON SKIN It’s a highly effective balm for dry and sensitive skin, and beneficial for all skin types. When blended with oils such as Lavender and Mandarin, it is used to soften stretch marks and scarring. It is also helpful for wrinkles and eczema.
MEDICINE The essence is said to be helpful during labour to hasten delivery by strengthening contractions while helping with pain. Also reported to help relieve menstrual cramps and combat stress.
'Essence & Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume', Mandy Aftel
'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar
'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing