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!
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).
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