Jasmine : A Healing Herb to Soothe the Skin

Jasmine : A Healing Herb to Soothe the Skin

Family: Oleaceae

Active Elements: Highly scented aromatic oil rich in linalyl acetate and jasmone.

Parts Used: Flowers

Jasmine originates from the foothills of the Himalayas and was first introduces to Spain in the 16th cenury, before it spread through the Mediterranean and beyond.  It is known for its antioxidant, cleansing and soothing properties, with it's flowers first being recommended by the botanist Francois Joseph Cazin in the 19th century.

Jasmine as a Sedative

The flowers of Jasmine can calm the nerves and nervous tension induce sleep and soothe coughs.

Nourishing Effects of Jasmine

Rich in antioxidants and effective in reducing the signs of ageing by slowing down the damage caused by free radicals, Jasmine has both a cleansing and soothing effect on the skin.

Jasmine Flowers

Jasmine flowers emit an exotic, sensuous scent making it one of the most popular fragrances worldwide. Often, the flowers are collected for their essential oil. Fresh and dried flowers are also commonly available and play a great role as religious offerings. In India, the flowers of Jasmine Sambac are regarded as sacred, symbolising innocence and purity of mind. The fragrant Jasmine tea is particularly popular in China.

Jasmine tea with milk (or a splash of non dairy milk can make a delicious twist to the preparation).

Traditional Use of Jasmine

Self confidence how to improve: Arabian Jasmine (jasmine sambac) is traditionally used in the Middle East and India to calm nerves, improve mood and build self confidence.

In Ayurveda Jasmine flowers are used for sickness, constipation, inflammation and blood disorders. In Thai, Chinese and Arab medicine, the plant medicine also plays a role as a heart tonic and to avoid faintness.

In western herbalism, Jasmine is called upon for it's calming and soothing effect on the nerves. Topically, Jasmine can be used as a wash in bathwater and within skincare, especially for dry and sensitive skin. 

Jasmine Sambac Essential Oil

One of the most significant contribution of Jasmine to aromatherapy is its effect on mind and emotions. It has been said to ease pains and provide valuable properties that can regenerate tired tissue, help restore wrinkled skin and reduce scars and stretch-marks.

More mystically speaking, the oil is said to be able to warm emotional coldness, anxiety and lack of trust. The plant medicine and essential oil in also good for stress related issues such as PTSD, depression, nervous and mental exhaustion, burnout and anxiety. 

Nourishing Effects of Jasmine

Anti-ageing

  • ⁠⁠Jasmine is one of the best natural plants for skin . Because of its antioxidants, Jasmine can help protect from environmental stressors. This can help give a youthful appearance to our skin.⁠⁠

Even skin tone⁠⁠

  • The oil is very effective in evening the tone of skin as well as reducing the appearance of age spots.⁠⁠

Uneven Skintone ?

  • Jasmine is a wonderful healing plant to soothe skin tone. It is both:

Moisturising⁠⁠

  • Like many natural oils, Jasmine oil helps treat dry skin and provide natural moisture that won't clog pores.⁠⁠

and Non-irritating⁠⁠

  • Great for dry, greasy, or sensitive skin, as it helps to balance all types without irritating.⁠

The soothing, calming and sensuous properties of Jasmine can act upon and open the mind.

At Home Preparations: 

1. Infuse 20g of Jasmine Flowers with one litre of water.  Let steep for a little and drink 2 cups of this delicious tea infusion per day.

2. External: Tightly pack the flowers in a suitable container and soak with plenty (at least double the flower quantity) of Olive oil. Seal tight and leave to steep for at least one month.  Use as a rub to soothe.

3. Essential Oil for Calm: Use within a carrier oil on the solar plexus, the back and wrists .

4. Diffuse for a calming atmosphere.

5. Haircare and Skincare: You may add afew drops into shampoo or moisturising cream.

Beautifully Nourished's skincare products are naturally occurring in essential oils. Jasmine is absolutely one of the plants good for your skin. 

Jasmine Features in Beautifully Nourished's Skin Rejuvenating Night Cream

A rich and natural night cream that deeply nourishes and visibly revitalises the skin while you sleep.

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