Aroma: Intoxicating, spicy, curiously masculine, and exotic
Latin Name: Jasminum sambac
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing plants
Extraction Method: Solvent extracted
Extracted From: Flowers
Color: Dark orange
Perfumery Note: Middle / Base
Consistency: Slightly viscous liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Mood boosting aphrodisiac
Suggested Use: Jasmine's aroma is reverred in the perfume and body care products industry. With a powerful scent, jasmine is best enjoyed in a blend with other essential oils. A tiny amount will still have a strong presence in a perfumery blend. Dilute heavily with use. Dilute to at least 1% in a carrier oil, which equals about 5 drops of essential oil per ounce of oil like jojoba or coconut.
What is the difference between Jasminum grandiflorum and Jasminum sambac?
- J. grandiflorum flowers are carefully picked at early dawn. The extraction smells soft yet powerful, feminine, warm, heady, floral, and slightly spicy.
- J. sambac flowers bloom at night. The aroma has a masculine air with an intoxicating, spicy, exotic mystery. J. sambac has a more intense aroma strength that J. grandiflora.
History: It takes 8,000 carefully hand-picked blossoms to produce 1 gram (about 1 ml.) of jasmine absolute. Flowers are picked in the early hours of dawn as they are unfolding, and attention has to be paid not to bruise or mishandle the blooms, since bruising would compromise the aroma.
Note: Jasmine's aroma is potent, and a tiny amount goes a long way. Plus, it is quite expensive. That is why Aromaland offers Jasmine grandiflorum and J. sambac in these two formats: 100%, or diluted to 10% in jojoba carrier oil.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute! Jasmine is very strong and easily overpowering. Occasional skin sensitivity reported, do patch test first. Some essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.