Fleshy white petals unfurl majestically as night falls to release a heady fragrance celebrated for its ability to lift the mood and dramatically reduce stress.
It was the combination of these admirable health benefits, as well as its exotic floral fragrance - great blended with citrus oils - which made us realise we just had to include jasmine as an ingredient in our Cocooning blend (mandarin, ylang ylang and chamomile).
The blend - the most citrusy and delicate of our de-stress portfolio - includes 6 essential oils all chosen for their ability to relieve stress and complement each other’s scents.
Like fellow Cocooning ingredient ylang ylang, jasmine flowers release their scent in the evening, meaning we have only a small window in which to harvest the petals at their fragrant best. We grow our jasmine in Egypt where the hot climate and soil conditions let the plant flourish and produce the finest flowers, the oil of which is extracted to produce the highly concentrated, and expensive, essential oil with the scent and therapeutic benefits we so covet. This ‘jasmine absolute’ is intensely floral, heady with honey notes.
A deep inhalation of jasmine will leave you feeling uplifted – it has been lauded for centuries as a remedy to help promote confidence and inspire optimism. It has even been used in the treatment of depression and for relieving stress during childbirth.
A wonder-ingredient of the highest order - although the packaging doesn’t give us enough room to list every essential oil in Cocooning - jasmine is one of those we thought deserved a bit of praise!