For those of you growing jasmine in your yard, you have got to try this jasmine infused oil recipe. Capture the sensual floral aroma of the jasmine in a light jojoba oil. It is great for your skin and hair, and will help put you in a good mood!
Jasmine Infused Oil Ingredients
- 1 cup of fresh jasmine blossoms – organically grown without exposure to harsh chemicals and pollutants
- 1 cup of jojoba oil (sweet almond or fractionated coconut can also be used)
- 1 sterilized glass container with an air tight lid or a glass herb infusing jar with a built in strainer tube
Jasmine Infused Oil Instructions
Pick jasmine blossoms in the late morning, when the dew has dried, but the blossoms have not yet weakened from the afternoon sun. Lay the blossoms on a towel inside and allow them to completely dry, about an hour. Make sure there are no dirt particles or insects on the blossoms, using a clean make-up brush to gently dust away any debris. Add 1 cup of blossoms to 1 cup of jojoba oil into a glass jar with an air tight lid. Place the jar on a windowsill and allow the blossoms to infuse into the oil for about 2 weeks, shaking the jar about once a day. After about two weeks, use a coffee filter or cheesecloth to strain all blossoms from the oil. For a stronger aroma, do a re-infusion by taking the same infused oil and putting another cup of fresh jasmine in it and infusing for another two weeks, then straining. This re-infusing process can be repeated until the desired strength of scent is achieved. Store the jasmine infused oil in a glass sealed jar. Apply about 2 Tablespoons to the skin and hair, or add to a spa bath.
The recipe should last at least 6 months (as long as all plant material used had been completely dry and clean, and the oil has been sealed and stored properly).
Jasmine can Help Improve Your Mood
- Jasmine oil inhalation has stimulatory effects on the function of nervous system. From: Sayowan, W., Siripornpanich, V., Hongratanaworakit, T., Kotchabhakdi, N., & Ruangrungsi, N. (2013). The effects of jasmine oil inhalation on brain wave activies and emotions. J Health Res vol, 27(2).
- Lavender, geranium, rose,and jasmine in an aromatherapy massage may exert positive effects on blood pressure. From: Hur, M. H., Oh, H., Lee, M. S., Kim, C., Choi, A. N., & Shin, G. R. (2007). Effects of aromatherapy massage on blood pressure and lipid profile in korean climacteric women. International Journal of Neuroscience, 117(9), 1281-1287.
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By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), LMT, NAHA and AIA Professional Member
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