• Jasmine Oil - Natural Products

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    This 100% Natural Jasmine Absolute Oil contains the essential oil Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) pre-diluted in a natural base of Grape Seed Oil. Grape Seed Oil is used because it is a light, natural oil with no noticeable odor that can be used on all skin types. Jasmine is one of the most revered of all fragrances, and has been used in the perfume industry for centuries.

    Traditional use: Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, sedative

    Exotic and sweet, jasmine is a highly sought after oil. Exorbitantly expensive in its pure form, it's not uncommon to find "cut" or synthetic versions on the market. These variants are beneficial as well as affordable. Jasmine's historic use goes back centuries. In ancient India, jasmine was (and still is) used for for ceremonial purposes. The Chinese used jasmine to cleanse the atmosphere that surrounded the sick. A good hostess also made sure to have jasmine on hand to give to inebriated guests to clear their heads.

    Modern uses for jasmine include childbirth, depression, respiration, and fertility.

    Mixes well with: Bergamot, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, palmarosa, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tangerine, and ylang ylang.
    Parts used: Flowers.
    Extraction method: Solvent extraction of the flowers can produce both a concrete and an absolute. Jasmine essential oil is produced from the absolute via steam distillation.
    Safety Information:
    Avoid during most of pregnancy; do not use until labor is well advanced.

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  • Indian Sandalwood Oil

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    Sandalwood (Santalum album) has been part of Indian culture and heritage for thousands of years, and was one of the first items traded with other countries. The heartwood yields fragrant oil, which is used mainly in the perfume industry but also has medicinal properties. The wood is used for carving and manufacturing incense. Generally S. album is found in the dry deciduous forests of Deccan Plateau, mostly in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

    Sandalwood oil is mainly used in the perfume industry. The oil is an excellent base and fixative for other high grade perfumes. Most top grade perfumes have sandalwood oil as their base. In itself it is an excellent, mild, long-lasting, and sweet perfume, yet the industry finds that it can blend very well with other perfumes and does not impart its fragrance when used as a base. It can also fix the better perfumes, which are volatile, for longer hours. Several chemicals have been tried in this role, yet sandalwood oil has retained its place of pride. From perfumery to joss sticks, there are several hundred products that use sandalwood oil. It is also used in the soap industry.

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