Derived from the white flowers of the jasmine plant, jasmine oil is a type of essential oil. The flower is believed to be a native of Iran, but can also be found in tropical climates. This oil is a well-known natural remedy for relieving stress, balancing hormones and improving mood.
For centuries, jasmine oil has been used in various parts of Asia for treating emotional stress, anxiety, insomnia and low libido. Thanks to its romantic, sweet fragrance, jasmine is a common ingredient in many other things besides oil, such as desserts, sweets, alcohol and even perfumes, such as Chanel No. 5.
Owing to jasmine’s seductive scent, it is considered to be a natural aphrodisiac that increases sensuality. This is the reason why a lot of people refer to jasmine as ‘the queen of the night’ – for its libido-enhancing qualities and a strong smell of the jasmine flowers at night. So, when you get ready for your date next, make sure to apply a few drops of jasmine hair oil. The intoxicating smell will surely impress your date.
Take a look below at the wonderful uses and benefits of jasmine oil.
Relieves depression and stress
In today’s time, people of all ages are stressed. Right from school children worried about their future to working professionals worried about paying bills. Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak is adding to the stress levels. Those staying alone and far away from their home as a result of the lockdown must have their depression levels shooting through the roof. Luckily, jasmine oil can help you relieve all of your stresses, anxieties and boost your mood. You can apply the oil topically to your skin and hair, or put a few drops in your diffuser. The study by NCBI has revealed that jasmine oil indeed has stimulating effects. It can instantly make you feel better.
Jasmine oil has amazing antiseptic effects
Jasmine oil has been found to have antibacterial properties and it is considered to be effective in treating, as well as, preventing infections. There has been many exhaustive studies and researches on the antiseptic effects of jasmine oil, and found that this oil fights bacteria.
One such study found the natural oil derives from the jasmine plant and its synthetic blends have antibacterial properties against a strain of E. coli.
One other study found that jasmine oil showed antimicrobial activity against several oral microorganisms, including S. mutans, L. casei and E. coli. This oil also works as an antimicrobial against all the strains of candida, which causes oral thrush.
You can dilute and apply jasmine oil directly to your skin or make use of it as a rinse to get rid of oral infections.
A natural aphrodisiac that can instantly arouse your senses and get you ‘in the mood’
The romantic scent of jasmine has an aphrodisiac effect. A lot of people wear it as a fragrance. In some parts of India, jasmine flowers are included as décor in the bedroom of the newlyweds to set a sensual mood.
Since there is a deep connection between sexual response and odor, the sweet smell of jasmine help to stimulate and arouse the senses.
If you are hoping to spice things in the bedroom, dap some jasmine oil on your neck. The scent will be enhanced with your body heat. You can even apply a few drops on your hair or add a few drops to a warm bath, on bedding or to a diffuser.
The oil soothes the mind and guarantees a good night’s sleep
Having trouble sleeping at night? The calming effects of jasmine oil are considered to be a natural sedative and help in making people sleep better.
You can inhale jasmine oil, along with lavender oil to experience a sense of calm spreading throughout your body. Your mind will immediately feel relaxed and your heart rate will be reduced.
Before getting ready for bed, just add a few drops of jasmine oil to your diffuser. For the best effects, mix it with other soothing oils like, frankincense or lavender oil.
Jasmine oil can help with your PMS or menopause symptoms
Both PMS and menopause are extremely difficult phases in a woman’s life. PMS-ing is generally described as a time when women are irritable, angry and suffer from painful cramps. Some even have headaches or skin flair-ups, like acne. As for menopause, it causes depression, hot flashes and abdominal pain.
All of these hormone-related issues can be made manageable with jasmine oil.
This oil promotes healthy, clear skin
Jasmine oil can be added to your regular skincare regime. Your skin will benefit in the following ways:
- Skin will feel rejuvenated and plump
- The problem of dry skin will be gone as this oil moisturizes the skin
- Visible reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging
- Removes stretch marks
- Heals skin conditions like, eczema and dermatitis
- Treats oily skin conditions
Before you apply jasmine oil directly to your face or anywhere else in your body, apply a very small amount to a patch of skin. Check if you are allergic. If there are no reactions, go ahead and use it all over your body. Even men can use this oil after shaving.
Jasmine oil is great for your hair
Jasmine oil is very good for your hair. It contains moisturizing properties that prevent hair breakage and makes hair appear shiny. Jasmine hair oil is light and easily penetrates the cuticles and hair shaft. It purifies the scalp of buildup and bacteria, and has natural healing properties that reduce the possibility of scalp conditions and infections like, dandruff. The oil hydrates hair and also seals in moisture to the scalp and hair. This added moisture tames frizz and makes hair manageable.
Tip: To derive optimal benefits of jasmine hair oil, mix it with coconut oil for hot oil treatment. You can also add the oil to your pre-shampoo routine.
You can reap the benefits of jasmine oil by using it as hair oil, in massage oil, putting it in a diffuser or directly inhaling from the bottle.