Jasmine oil is an essential oil that is derived from the jasmine flower. It is known to have the best fragrance when compared with other essential oils.
Essential oils are popular ingredients in many self-care products that vary from numerous body lotions to hair oils. They are known to serve the body with numerous benefits.
Benefits of Jasmine Oil
Just like other flowering plants, jasmine can also be processed into essential oil. Jasmine oil is extracted from Jasmine flower by the process of distillation.
After being extracted, this jasmine oil can be used for various purposes as there are numerous ways in which it benefits.
Just like other essential oils, jasmine essential oil also demonstrates both antibacterial and antiviral properties.
A study found various components of jasmine oil to have bactericidal property against E.coli(1)
Another study found, jasmine oil to have antiviral activity against the hepatitis B virus(2)
Locks in Moisture
Jasmine oil acts as an emollient to lock in moisture in the skin. It is effective for those with dry skin.
Jasmine oil can be added to body lotions to boost their fragrance and moisturizing effect.
It can be mixed with a carrier oil and can be used directly on the skin to retain moisture. It can also be used in hair oil to lock in moisture after a wash session.
Jasmine oil can be used in aromatherapy and can be effective in reducing pain and improving sleep.
A study was done to known the impact of jasmine on the nervous system. It was found that odor components of the plant that are present in the oil promote relaxation and improves mood(3)
How Jasmine Oil Benefits Hair And Scalp?
Strengthen And Stops Breakage: The moisturizing properties of jasmine oil prevents hair fall. It is a light oil, and can penetrate into the hair shaft and deeply condition it. It maintains natural moisture and elasticity of hair.
Improves Scalp Conditions: The antiseptic properties of this oil enables it to fight the bacteria and their build-up. It helps reduce the possibility of infection and scalp conditions such as dandruff.
Tames Frizz: Jasmine oil not only hydrates the hair but also locks in moisture in the hair and scalp. The moisture tames the frizz and gives life to the unruly curls.
Softens Hair: The moisturizing properties of jasmine oil deeply condition hair and combats scalp and hair dryness. The softness would make them tangle less and this would prevent breakage.
How Is Jasmine Oil Used For Hair?
Jasmine oil can be used for hair in a variety of ways.
For natural and curly hair, deep conditioning is a must. These conditioners contain nutrient-rich ingredients such as protein and oils that provide hair with strength and moisture.
Jasmine oil can be added to a DIY mask with the following ingredients:
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon jasmine essential oil
Combine all of these and blend them thoroughly. You can apply this mixture after washing the hair. Let it stay for at least one hour before washing it off with lukewarm or cold water.
Jasmine oil can be added to coconut oil, jojoba oil, along with vitamin E, and applied to hair. The moisturizing property of this oil helps keep the hair smooth and soft.
Styling sprays help keep the hair moisturized and fresh in between the weekly wash sessions.
You can create your own styling spray, the following way:
- ½ cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of leave-in conditioner
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon of jasmine oil
Combine all the above ingredients and blend thoroughly. Put them in a spray bottle and use it whenever required.
Jasmine oil is an essential oil and has numerous beneficial properties. It keeps the hair and scalp moisturized and provides protection against microbes.
It can be added to various hair care products to enjoy the various benefits it serves.