10 Ways Jasmine Oil Can Beautify Your Skincare Routine
What is jasmine oil good for?
Well, the jasmine flower possesses a scent that can stop you in your tracks, but the benefits of jasmine oil go beyond that intoxicating aroma. Jasmine oil, also referred to as jasmine essential oil, works wonders for your skin.
Here are 10 ways jasmine oil can be a boon to your skincare routine.
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1. Pamper and protect skin with jasmine oil
Before we explore the benefits of jasmine essential oil, let's back up and discuss the source.
Jasmine oil is extracted from jasmine flowers, which may come from a variety of jasmine plants. These plants have flourished for ages in places like Japan, China, and Indonesia, and can be found in many other areas with tropical climates.
The antioxidants present in jasmine oil protect the skin from free radicals like ultraviolet (UV) rays and other environmental aggressors that cause premature aging. The benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, and benzyl benzoate in this oil have antiviral properties. You can already start to see how jasmine essential oil benefits the skin in several ways.
It's no surprise, then, that Tiare Jasmine Creme by JUARA is the perfect moisturizer for pampering and protecting your skin. It also contains nourishing ingredients like candlenut oil, illipe butter, and rice bran oil.
Candlenut oil is rich in linoleic and linolenic acid, essential fatty acids that help deliver deep moisture to the skin.
Illipe butter, an effective emollient, softens skin and locks moisture in.
Rice bran oil, also packed with fatty acids and skin-loving vitamins, improves elasticity. It also has antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin.
Inflammation exacerbates several skin issues, so it's essential to have a calming cream like Tiare Jasmine Creme. And because this body cream fights free radical damage, that means you'll see fewer fine lines and wrinkles and notice how discoloration diminishes over time.
You can use this anti-aging cream any time you need a helping of hydration or want to treat yourself to the tantalizing tropical aroma of jasmine and magnolia.
2. Improve your mood with the sweet scent of jasmine
Jasmine oil benefits for the skin are not limited to the aforementioned characteristics.
Skincare isn't just about improving tone, texture, or elasticity. In fact, one of our favorite beauty tips is to remember the whole self when approaching self-care.
Your mood, sleep habits, and diet - among other factors - all contribute to your inner and outer beauty.
So why not elevate your beauty rituals by incorporating a little aromatherapy treatment? Smelling certain scents has been shown to have an impact on emotional states. When looking at mental health research, some studies show how inhaling jasmine oil can improve mood and promote feelings of wellness.
If you're smoothing on a moisturizer like Tiare Jasmine Creme, be sure to take slow inhalations, appreciate the aroma, and add that element of relaxation into your routine.
If your current creams are fragrance-free, fear not.
You can still enjoy the uplifting scent that was inspired by the tea fields of Indonesia at sunrise. JUARA Tiare Jasmine Perfume Oil blends the fresh fragrance of tiare flower and jasmine with soft magnolia petals, violet leaves, green bamboo, and palm fronds.
You can roll it on your skin or wave it under your nose for a refreshing respite from the stress of the day. Reconnect with nature and your own mind and body.
Tiare Jasmine Perfume Oil pairs perfectly with Tiare Jasmine Creme, allowing that sweet scent to linger a bit longer. The perfume oil is small enough for any purse or pocket, so you can sneak a little aromatherapy in at any point in your day.
3. Incorporate jasmine essential oil in a relaxing massage
Of course, almost every use of jasmine oil will be associated with its pleasant scent, so this tip is closely related to what was just mentioned above.
An aromatherapy massage is a lovely way to level up your skincare and muscle relaxation experience.
Jasmine essential oil seems to facilitate a healthier rate of blood flow. In various studies, using jasmine oil had a positive effect on participants' cognitive-emotional responses. In other words, it can get your blood pumping and improve your mood.
Both of these findings will take any massage above and beyond.
Next time you schedule a massage (and if you never have, there's no time like the present!), ask about aromatherapy options, or find out what oils or moisturizers they use. You may be able to make a request or find out which oil combinations address certain skin or mood afflictions.
When the next holiday or birthday comes around, share the name of your favorite spa or wellness center with your friends or significant other. That way they know what gift will be well-received.
4. Take advantage of the antiseptic properties of jasmine oil
Jasmine oil benefits the skin in several ways. It can be used to treat or possibly prevent infections when mixed with a carrier oil or otherwise diluted and applied to the skin.
Jasmine oil made from various species of the plant has been found to have antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Several studies have looked into its antiseptic effects and jasmine oil showed antimicrobial activity against microorganisms.
Interestingly, there's some evidence showing that synthetic blends (and not just natural jasmine oil derived from various species of the plant) also show antibacterial activity.
An oil with these characteristics can play an important role in fighting several skin problems. Acne, for example, is a condition that afflicts many of us at some point in our lives. It's especially common among teenagers, though some people continue to experience breakouts well into adulthood.
Acne flare-ups can occur on the face or body, so creams or washes that fight bacteria can improve the condition of skin all over.
There are other conditions like folliculitis, where a bacterial infection affects the hair follicles, causing redness and inflammation. Severe cases may require antibiotics, so it's always best to consult with a dermatologist if you're suffering from any skin disorder.
It's great to know that products with jasmine oil may help balance oily skin and minimize those worries and woes.
5. Lock in more moisture
If you want to get that natural glow and promote healthy skin at the same time, jasmine essential oil might be something to consider. This oil acts as an emollient when applied to the skin.
For those with dry skin, emollients are a must-have. In fact, folks with any skin type need a little help from all kinds of moisturizers, including emollients, humectants, and occlusives.
Emollients not only soften the skin, but also lock in moisture. During dry hot summers or crisp winters, our skin will often suffer.
You can add jasmine oil to a body lotion, which will not only improve the fragrance but also help boost the moisturizing effect of the lotion.
It can also be combined with another carrier oil to concoct your own customized body oil. If you're a DIY type who wants to blend oils for homemade moisturizers, just be sure to follow instructions from a trusted source.
You can even mix essential oils in with your shower gel for cleaner, softer, glowing skin.
6. Send your scalp some good vibes
When we're talking about skincare, we often forget the skin on our head. Unless we're dealing with dandruff or struggling with another issue like hair loss, our scalp may remain out of sight, out of mind. But mind it we must!
Mixing jasmine oil with a carrier oil like sunflower oil or jojoba oil and applying it to your scalp will help bring moisturize and other benefits. It may be able to reduce dandruff with its hydrating and antifungal properties.
Among its other healing benefits, jasmine may be able to help restore hair follicles as it lessens the likelihood of hair breakage. The oil is lightweight and can penetrate the hair shaft in order to deliver deep moisture.
After a few applications, you'll be left with hair that's healthier and stronger.
7. Get better beauty sleep
As we all probably know by now (from our family, peer-reviewed studies, or previous JUARA posts), beauty sleep is a legit thing. Getting an average of 7-9 hours a night is ideal for most adults, and more is required for growing adolescents.
Mother Nature has many tricks up her sleeves when it comes to calming us. Herbs and oils like chamomile and lavender are frequently used to help us take it down a notch.
Additionally, jasmine oil acts as a natural soother, and has a calming effect that can aid in sleep and relaxation.
A study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology found that the smell of jasmine tea had sedative effects on both autonomic nerve activity and mood states. When mixing jasmine with lavender they found that participants had reduced heart rates and increased feelings of calm.
When something can help calm you without having negative side effects, it's definitely worth checking out.
8. Manage the many seasons of life
Women's bodies go through several stages in life. There are notable jasmine oil benefits for a few of these changes.
While jasmine essential oil, like most essential oils, is not always recommended for pregnant women (due to a lack of extensive research and wanting to err on the safe side), some have found the oil to be helpful with problems that can come after the baby is born, like hair loss, energy levels, and mood changes.
For post-pregnancy symptoms, jasmine oil may provide some relief. Of course you may want to consult a doctor if you're breastfeeding or have other concerns.
And as with any new ingredient you're introducing to your skin, it's always helpful to do a patch test to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction. You can add a few drops of jasmine oil to a carrier oil and apply it to a small area of skin to see if there is any negative reaction.
Jasmine oil is one of several essential oils that act as phytoestrogens to help balance hormone levels. Phytoestrogen oils are plant constituents that have a phenolic structure that is similar to estrogen.
That's one of the reasons this oil has helped individuals with painful menses, menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, as well as other hormone-related issues.
9. Uncover insights from traditional medicine
We love what modern medicine has made possible, as much as the next person who's witnessed the wonders of life-saving medicines. However, the healing traditions that have been passed down for centuries also have great value.
Jasmine has been used as a folk medicine treatment to address everything from internal infections to skin disorders. It has several health benefits. Whether it's jasmine tea or the sweet aroma of pure jasmine oil, good things come to those who accept gifts from Mother Nature.
Jasmine oil has been used to treat skin diseases. In a 2017 study researchers evaluated 90 commercial essential oils in order to assess how effective they were at treating skin disorders. Jasmine essential oil was shown to aid with conditions like psoriasis and inflammation, as well as the ability to improve dry skin.
It seems like our ancestors were definitely on to something.
10. Set the scene for a romantic evening
The jasmine flower is a well-known romantic fragrance used in everything from massage oil to perfume. This rich aroma can have quite an effect on our bodies and minds.
In a study done on healthy adult women, jasmine oil caused increases in physical signs of arousal like breathing rate, body temperature, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and blood oxygen saturation. Subjects in the jasmine oil group also reported feeling more vigorous than those in the control group.
Given the potentially stimulating and arousing properties of jasmine oil, you may want to test out the possible aphrodisiac effects for yourself. Simply combine a few drops of jasmine essential oil with rose essential oil and ylang ylang oil in a warm bath and see where it leads you.
There's more than one way to get that natural glow.
If you've got a green thumb and you'd like to grow your own jasmine flowers, here's a helpful video on how to do just that. You can use the beautiful white blossoms of the jasmine flower for bouquets or sprinkle the petals in your bath to create a spa-like experience.
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