Our organic Jasmine Essential Oil is pure undiluted Jasmine Oil extracted by Enfleurage. Most Jasmine Oil (Jasminum sambac) is extracted by harsh chemical solvents and is therefore called an “absolute” (Jasmine Absolute). Although our Jasmine Oil is technically an absolute too, it is most rare, coming from a small grower/extractor in South America who extracts the essential oil by the ancient method of enfleurage, using only organic palm oil and organic alcohol derived from organic sugar cane. The entire process of extracting the jasmine oil it done by hand using no heat and no harsh chemical solvents. Pure local organic palm oil is used to absorb the aromatic oils from the jasmine flower petals and once the palm oil is completely saturated with the essence of the jasmine flower then the palm oil is separated from the Jasmine by cane sugar alcohol which is then evaporated to leave only the Jasmine oil. The process for producing the Jasmine Absolute by Enfleurage is quite labor intensive and requires many pounds of jasmine flower petals per ml of oil but the results are astounding. If you close your eyes and sniff the aroma of the oil, it cannot be differentiated from the actual jasmine flower.
Jasmine essential oil / gardenia absolute is one of the most precious oils in the world and known for its heavenly aroma and fragrance. During the extraction process, fresh, fully opened flowers are plucked from the Jasmine plant and carefully laid on trays covered with a layer of palm oil. The essential oils from the flower petals slowly migrate to the palm oil and the process is repeated until the palm oil is completely saturated with the oil of the Jasmine. Then the Jasmine oil is separated from the palm oil by alcohol which then evaporated leaving only the pure Jasmine oil, i.e., Jasmine Essential Oil / Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum sambac).
Jasmine oil cannot be distilled like most essential oils due to the delicate nature of the flowers. Enfleurage was the traditional method of extraction used in the 18th and 19th centuries and into the early 20th century but solvent extraction using hexane has virtually replaced enfleurage, except, of course, for our own Jasmine Absolute. Solvent extracted Jasmine oil, called an “absolute”, is used extensively by the perfume industry but, again, not by us (no chemicals other than organic alcohol) are used to extract the Jasmine Oil that we sell). Either method (enfleurage or solvent extraction) is time consuming and oil yields are quite small for the amount of materials used. Now, the most commonly found Jasmine used by the perfume industry is entirely synthetic and has no healing properties whatsoever. Natural jasmine perfume is often enjoyed as a single-flower oil.
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
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