Jasmine essential oil is made from the white flowers of the Jasminun officinale plant, which is derived from the genus of the olive family (*oleaceae*). The plant was believed to have originated in Iran, but has now also been found in both tropical and warm temperate climates. It is known for its sweet, romantic aroma and is a favorite ingredient in many perfumes including the well-known Chanel No. 5.

Jasmine holds cultural significance and symbolism in many cultures including the ancient Syrian city of Damascus which is often referred to “The City of Jasmine.” In Hawaiian culture, it is often used in the lei and is the subject of many songs. It is the national flower of Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines. In Thailand, the flower is used as a symbol for motherhood.

Besides being both beautiful and deliciously fragrant, there are many health benefits found in the use of jasmine essential oil including as an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, promoting wound healing, and as a sedative. Studies have shown that the fragrance helps to improve mood, reduce insomnia, and ease anxiety.

The scent of jasmine is a key botanical in our Joy Mood Scent due to its uplifting qualities. Next time when you need a little boost of sunshine, experience the scent of jasmine in our Joy Mood Spray, inhale and smile.