I'd like to welcome Hannah Do of Thank Your Skin as my guest today. She has a wonderfully informative website I hope you will visit. I love Jasmine Tea and was fascinated with this information. Enjoy!
Jasmine oil is one of those oils you can rely on when you’re stressed and feeling down. It has an exotic scent that can calm your nerves and ease your worries away. It’s even a great remedy when you’re having trouble sleeping.
The benefits of jasmine oil, however, don’t end there. It can do a lot of good things to your skin, too.
Jasmine oil is one of the best essential oils you can use against skin breakouts and infections. It has antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral components which can kill microorganisms that can delay wound healing.
The compounds you can find in this oil include benzyl benzoate and benzoic acid. You can find these two in most OTC acne treatments.
In addition to acne, jasmine oil also works great as a natural aftershave solution. It can soothe razor burn and ingrown hairs while preventing possible infections.
Despite the ability to kill bacteria, you still shouldn’t use it directly on open wounds as can cause irritation.
The oil has a cicatrizing effect, which means it can help minimize scars and stretch marks. The trick, however, is using it frequently and constantly. Like any other scar removing creams, jasmine oil can’t work overnight.
For easier application, you can add it to your moisturizers and creams. For a more potent effect, you can apply the oil directly on your skin together with a carrier oil. Avocado makes a great choice since it has hydrating properties.
Hydrates Dry Skin
Jasmine oil can bring back your skin’s natural moisture. It makes a great solution to dehydrated, dry and eczema prone skin.
With its property, the oil is also great for treating dry scalp and dandruff.
However, before you actually use it on your sensitive skin, be sure to do a sensitivity patch test first. Although the oil is considered to be non-irritant and non-toxic, it can still cause reactions in certain people.
Prevents Tattoo Color Fading
If you are passionate about tattoos but wouldn’t want to undergo constant touch ups, jasmine oil is a great solution. It has extra nourishing properties that can keep the colors of your tattoos from fading.
It also has the ability relieve pain and promote healing, making the oil great for tattoo aftercare, too. You can use the oil as it is or use it with coconut oil for extra nourishment.
Choosing A High-Quality Jasmine Oil
Before paying for a bottle of jasmine oil, find out first how it was extracted. Ideally, it should be through enfleurage or the classic way of extracting oils from delicate flowers. Skip products that involved steam extraction as well as solvent extraction as they can cause alteration in the chemical composition of the oil.
If you are thinking of extracting your own oil, pick the flowers at night as they tend to release a strong scent prior to sunrise. Carefully pick the flowers to avoid bruising them. Doing so can produce an unpleasant scent.
Things To Remember When Using Jasmine Oil
Although jasmine oil offers a handful of benefits, it doesn’t mean that you can use it liberally and without any precautions.
For one, it has an intense aroma which some people may find too strong. It can cause headache, nausea and dizziness. In some cases, it can even trigger asthma and breathing problems.
If you want to tone it down, you can use a carrier oil. Some of your best choices include jojoba oil and coconut oil.
The oil also blends well with sandalwood, rose and neroli oil.
Pregnant women and those dealing with hormone issues should be careful when using the oil. It can directly affect milk production in breastfeeding moms, too.
Jasmine oil has phytoestrogen effects that can put you at risk of menopausal symptoms, heart diseases and osteoporosis. If you have any these health conditions, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider first.
If you are just starting out with using essential oil, make sure to start out with a small amount first. Do not use it directly on the skin without knowing your skin’s tolerance first.
Another point to remember with jasmine oil is its ability to impair your concentration because of its sedative effect. Avoid using or applying it on your skin if you know you’ll do an activity that requires focus, such as driving and operating machines.
Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to provide honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out her latest article. You can find her on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
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