Jasmine Sambac is a beautiful plant; its flowers bloom late in the evening unlike Jasmine Grandiflorum that blooms in the early dawn. It is a native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan, India and Northern Pakistan but is cultivated all over the world. Strangely it is sometimes known in the UK as Arabian Jasmine.
It is the national flower of the Philippines where it is known as Sampaguita. It is also one of the three national flowers of Indonesia where it is known as Melati Putih.
Traditional Uses for Jasmine Sambac Absolute Oil:-
Jasmine Sambac is well regarded as an aphrodisiac, though it is also considered an antidepressant, sedative, and antispasmodic.
Jasmine Sambac Blends Well With:-
Jasmine Sambac generally works with all oils. It helps to round out scents, and tends to work particularly well with other aphrodisiac oils (Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang for example)
Since ancient times, Jasmine has been referred to as the King of oils (Rose is the Queen). Apparently this is because Jasmine is the most masculine of all the floral oils. It is also interesting to note that It takes 22,000 carefully hand-picked blossoms to produce 1 gram (about 1 ml.) of Jasmine Absolute.
Medieval Arabic “zanbaq“ means jasmine flower-oil from the flowers of any species of jasmine. This word entered late medieval Latin as “sambacus“ and “zambacca“ with the same meaning as the Arabic, and then in post-medieval Latin plant taxonomy the word was adopted as a label for the Jasminum sambac species.
Absolutes should be avoided during pregnancy and never ingested (taken internally) and should be kept away from children and pets. No medicinal claims are made for this product and the notes above are provided for guidance purposes only. Absolute Oils are powerful plant extracts and should be used with extreme caution. You should seek the advice of a qualified practitioner should you be in any doubt.
It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance – particularly the rare and exotic notes – become lost.