Jasmine oil is an essential oil derived from the white flowers of the common jasmine plant, also known as Jasminun officinale. The flower is believed to originate from Iran, but can now also be found in tropical climates.
For centuries, jasmine has been popular for its sweet, romantic fragrance and has been used in some of the world’s best-known perfumes, including Chanel No. 5. It’s also a common ingredient in alcohol, sweets, and desserts.
Jasmine oil and components of synthetic blends of jasmine essential oil have properties that offer a number of health benefits. Though it’s a popular home remedy used to treat everything from depression to infections, it’s best known as an aphrodisiac.
There are a number of ways to use jasmine oil and other essential oil. How you use them depends on how the oil has been dispensed. Oils in their pure form are more potent and must be diluted.
Be sure to always use jasmine oil as directed on the packaging. Put 3 to 5 drops of the essential oil in an ounce of carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or warmed coconut oil.
Here are ways to use jasmine oil:
in a diffuser
inhaled directly from the bottle
added to a bowl of hot water to create aromatic steam
diluted in a carrier oil and added to a warm bath
mixed with a carrier oil, such as almond oil, and applied topically or as a massage oil