Jasmine – Spice of the Month

Jasmine is a shrub that belongs to the olive family. It is widely & best known for its sweet fragrance and mostly cultivated for its ornamental value & the strong fragrance. The fragrance becomes stronger after the sun sets. Jasmine plants can be erect, climbing or spreading depending on the species. Similarly, some species of Jasmine shed their leaves in autumn while the others are green all year round.

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Jasmine is a tropical plant that originated in Iran and south west Asia and is now also found in Mediterranean Europe. Some species are also found in Hawaii, Florida & Australia but these are invasive weeds more than anything else.

Uses of Jasmine

Jasmine is most widely used to make flavoured, natural tea which is common around the world. Jasmine is also used to flavour certain beverages, foods & deserts.

Jasmine is all the following things packed into 1:

  1. Anticatarrhal
  2. Antidepressant
  3. Antispasmodic
  4. Aphrodisiac

Medicinally, known uses of Jasmine include treating liver pain & liver diseases, abdominal pain caused by diarrhoea and also as a Sedative & an Aphrodisiac.

Beauty Benefits of Jasmine

Perfume

Given the strong & sweet fragrance inherent to Jasmine it works as a great perfume and hence commonly used in Body & Face Mists. Moreover, as an Antidepressant & an Aphrodisiac it’s great to keep you elevated through the day and ads that spark to your love life.

Biobloom offers a Natural Jasmine Face Mist that keeps you refreshing and smelling great all day. Buy Here!

Massage Oil

For the same properties, Jasmine essential oil is a common ingredient in many massage oils. You can go for ajasmine_flower Jasmine based oil for a massage to relieve your anxiety & stress or make it interesting & inspiring for you and your partner. Since it relieves stress & anxiety it also aids in sleeping & can be used to treat insomnia.

Hair Care

Using hair oils or other products containing Jasmine essential oil can have the following benefits for your hair & scalp.

  • Moisturizing properties of Jasmine help treat & prevent dry & itchy scalp.
  • Being a natural Antiseptic, Jasmine helps treat scalp infections especially the ones cause by Oily Scalp Dandruff.
  • Jasmine Oil nourishes the hair roots & strengthens them making your hair stronger.
  • Jasmine has natural conditioning properties and can be a great conditioner when applied immediately after a shampoo.
  • Last but not the least, use of Jasmine in your hair care routine leaves your hair smelling fresh and pleasant.

Home Tip: Add 10-15 Jasmine flowers to plain water and bring to a boil. Then let it cool. Rinse with this concoction after your shampoo for awesome, natural conditioning of your hair. You can also mix baking soda with this concoction and wash your hair with this mixture. It works as a natural shampoo & conditioner in 1.

Skin Care

Jasmine has great anti-septic & moisturizing properties and suits all skin types including sensitive skin making it a great ingredient for skin care. Following are some wonderful skin care applications of Jasmine.

  • Antiseptic properties of Jasmine keep skin infections at bay including those caused by acne & break outs.
  • Jasmine is very effective in treating scrapes & cuts as well as rashes caused by sun exposure and sun burn.
  • Jasmine oil when mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil (1 drop of Jasmine oil added to 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil) is a great moisturizer that soothes sensitive skin but effectively moisturizes it at the same time.
  • Diluted Jasmine oil works as a great tonic for your skin which improves skin’s elasticity and helps lighten stretch marks.

Home Tip: Add a few drops of Jasmine Essential oils to your bath and walk out with moisturized, supple skin that smells great.

Add 2 drops of Jasmine Oil to 2 tsp of Almond Oil and massage tough areas like your elbows, knees & even heels for natural effective moisturizing and getting rid of dry skin.

Our Natural Jasmine Face Mist offers hydration and an aroma therapeutic sensation along with a punch of anti-oxidants. It also keeps your skin moisturized, balances your skin’s oil production and keeps your skin feeling fresh & supple – day and night.

Warning

The strong smelling scent of Jasmine can lead to migraines and headaches in some people.

Never apply concentrated essential oils to your skin or hair. It can seriously damage. Essential Oils must be mixed with carrier oils

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