Jasmine oil has been used in the Middle and Far East for centuries to treat a range of different complaints.
With over 300 species of jasmine flower and a host of health advantages, jasmine oil’s uses are still widely celebrated even now.
Here are 5 surprising benefits of jasmine oil you can hack today:
1) Wound healer
Jasmine oil has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and in 2007, a study found that rats treated with jasmine oil had wounds heal much faster than a control group (as with any essential oil, always dilute in a carrier oil before using on the skin unless it is already pre-diluted).
2) Sleep inducer
In 2010, scientists found that inhaling the scent of jasmine oil had similar effects to sleeping pills and sedatives on participants and concluded that its use would be beneficial in treating sleep disorders without the side-effects that come with medication. Try adding jasmine oil to an aromatherapy diffuser in your bedroom to feel its sleepy effects.
3) Stress reliever
A study conducted in 2010 indicated jasmine oil as an effective remedy for fighting the physical and mental symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Compared with a control group, participants who were massaged with jasmine oil experienced a boost in mood, breathing rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.
4) Libido booster
Jasmine oil has a long history of use as an aphrodisiac and in treating sexual problems, particularly in the Middle East. Why not treat your partner to a sensual aromatherapy massage!
5) Skin toner
Jasmine oil has also stood the test of time for use in skin care, being said to balance the skin’s moisture levels and relieve skin irritation and complaints, such as eczema, and reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars.
Jasmine oil should be avoided by mums-to-be and breastfeeding mothers due to its potential to bring about labour and reduce breast milk production. You should always check on the properties of any essential oil before using in a home where there are children under the age of 10.
Not only does jasmine oil smell amazing it is incredibly versatile too. Which benefit would you love to hack today?