Jasmine essential oil has a rich, exotic smell and it has been used as a perfume material for centuries. Louis XIV reportedly slept in jasmine-scented sheets. Jasmine is also a powerful aphrodisiac, and is reputed to help with both impotence and frigidity. It may be that jasmine has pheromone-like qualities, as it is in some ways chemically similar to pheromone-containing human perspiration.
Jasmine is helpful during childbirth; in small amounts it can reduce pain and stimulate uterine contractions. It may also help to stimulate milk production after delivery.
Jasmine oil, like rose, is costly to produce. Jasmine flowers are delicate and must be picked by hand to prevent damage. Due to changes in the plant’s chemistry, the aroma of jasmine become more intense at night. For this reason, jasmine must be gathered before daylight, which increases labor costs. Due to its remarkable nocturnal fragrance, the people of India call jasmine “Queen of the Night”.
Botanical Name: Jasminum officinale, Jasminum grandiflorum
Odor Intensity: High
Dry skin, dermatitis
Impotence, frigidity (emotional)
Fragrance: deep, oriental, flora, sensuous.
Parts Used: Flowers
Properties: analgesic, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antispasmodic, carminative, cicatrizant, emollient, euphoric, expectorant, galactagogue, sedative, uterine tonic.
Emotional Concerns: Hypersensitivity, lack of confidence, frigidity, impotence, post-partum depression, paranoia, fear.
Contraindications: Do not take internally. Beware of adulterated products. Do not use in the first four months of pregnancy. Use in low dilutions.
Combine and put in roll-on bottle. Use throughout the day as a perfume; apply to pulse points.