Jasmine -Jasminum officinalis – India (10% Dilution)
Extraction: Enfleurage / solvent extraction – flowers. Distillation not possible
Volatility: Base note / Euphoric
Colour: Golden to deep reddish brown
Aroma: Sweet, heavy exotic
Esters (35-60%)- methyl anthranilate (1-2%), benzyl acetate (65-87%),
benzyl benzoate (14-21%)
Diterpenes (9-18%) – phytol (6-12%), isophytol (3-7%)
Alcohols (4-8%)- linalool (4-8%)
Cautions / Safety Data
Not to be used during pregnancy. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
The cost of Jasmine essential oil is high due to the enormous amounts of flowers needed to extract a small amount of oil and limited harvesting time. Coupled with the fact that the extraction method of enfleurage is so labour intensive, petals must be harvested at night when the aroma is most powerful.The two varieties of Jasmine plants and oils are Jasmine Officinal and Jasmine Grandiflorum.
What does 10 mean%? We carry certain precious oils (Oakmoss, Jasmine, Neroli and Rose Absolute for example) in a diluted 10% version. For an oil to be precious it means that it is very difficult – and expensive – to extract and produce. For example, Rose must be cultivated at dawn and is processed immediately to obtain the maximum yield of oil. It is one of the highest priced oils to obtain due to the substantial number of petals required to produce a relatively small amount of oil. Precious oils are also very potent, and only really needed pure if you are doing something such as making perfume.
We provide a 10% dilution of our precious oils to keep them accessible and affordable. We carry all of our precious oils pure along with their more affordable 10% dilution.
We dilute all of our 10% essential oils in fractionated coconut oil. It is the best choice as it is light, has no odour, and will not oxidize essential oils in the mix. Clear jojoba oil can be used but it is approximately 3 times the price.