Properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, tonic and expectorant. Also a powerful natural antidepressant and can produce feelings of optimism and euphoria.
|Usage||What it’s good for|
|In a vaporiser or added to bathwater||Easing catarrh, coughs and sore throats and relieving menstrual problems, uterine disorders, muscular spasms and sprains. Also lifts apathy, restores confidence, reduces stress and is an aphrodisiac.|
|Diluted and applied to skin||Dry, irritated, sensitive or inflamed skin.|
Caution: may cause skin irritation and gives some people a headache. Should also be avoided during pregnancy.
NB: because pure jasmine oil (jasmine absolute) is very expensive, many over-the-counter jasmine oils are adulterated and diluted with carrier oils. For the pure oil, it’s best to order direct from an essential oil supplier.