Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
For the first time, Jasmine is available as a pure steam-distilled essential oil! The fragrant, captivating aroma of jasmine blossoms has been captured with exquisite potency.
Because of the delicate nature of jasmine petals, it’s traditionally been available only as an absolute. Absolutes are similar to essential oils—they’re both ways of extracting volatile aromatic compounds from plants. Extracting absolutes involves a complex solvent process that separates the volatile compounds from the waxes and resins of the plant materials, while essential oils are extracted through steam distillation, hydrodistillation, or expression (also known as cold-pressing). Absolutes hold onto heavier compounds than essential oils and won’t have quite the same chemical makeup as an essential oil from the same plant. But with some botanicals, absolutes are the only way to extract anything aromatic from a plant, making them a beautiful, helpful solution. This was the case with our Jasmine until recently.
After years of research, Jasmine essential oil is available for the first time. In partnership with our sourcing partners, we’ve discovered a way to successfully extract the pure, natural essential oil from fragile jasmine blossoms through steam distillation. The floral aroma of Jasmine essential oil is potent and powerful. Enjoy its sweet, warm, and distinctive scent.