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Jasmine Essential Oil

| [jaz-mən, i-sen(t)-shəl, oil] |

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Jasmine Oil Skin Benefits:
Antioxidant
Fragrance

Jasmine oil is a colorless fragrant essential oil that is made from pressing the flowers of Jasminum officinale or better known as jasmine.  The extraction of the oil from the flowers is known as a process called “enfleurage” and it involves the use of either odorless animal or vegetable fats to capture the fragrant compounds. 1

Due to its desirable smell, it is commonly used in cosmetics as a perfuming agent.  However, recent studies show jasmine oil benefits may also include antioxidant properties due to its phenol constituents- benzyl benzoate and benzyl acetate. This protective ability allows jasmine oil to help neutralize free-radicals present in the environment. 2 By reducing overall levels of oxidative stress, the use of jasmine oil for skin can include maintaining surface level quality and appearance. 

  1. Grieve, M. A modern herbal: the medicinal, culinary, cosmetic and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs, grasses, fungi, shrubs, & trees with all their modern scientific uses. Courier Corporation 2, 447-449 (1971)
  2. Wang, H. F. and Wang, Y.K. DPPH free-radical scavenging ability, total phenolic content, and chemical composition analysis of forty-five. Journal of cosmetic science 59, 509-522 (2008)