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Jasmine, the queen of the night

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Originally native to Persia and Kashmir, and brought to Europe in large quantities via Spain in the 17th century, Jasmine has a long and rich history in several cultures. Its name comes from the Persian word ‘yasmin’ meaning gift from God. In India it symbolises divine hope and is revered as “the perfume of love”; in China it represents the sweetness of women.

Jasmine scent has probably been described in the literature with more superlatives than any other single essence: heavenly smelling, exotic, exquisite, sensuously rich, supremely sensual, intense, intoxicating, warm with oily leafy-green, fruity undertones, illusive, and sweet.

Almost universally loved, jasmine evokes memories of summery evenings and gentle breezes, lifting the spirits, relaxing the body and dissolving emotional barriers, and therefore encouraging intimacy.

Long considered an aphrodisiac, jasmine has historically been associated with promoting intimacy, romance, transcending physical love, closeness and breaking down barriers. Jasmine’s anti-depressant properties and beautiful scent are an excellent tool in helping overcome a range of mental and emotional issues, having powerful uplifting effects on the mood.

Jasmine is also excellent for skincare (particularly dry skin, treating dermatitis and eczema), a hormonal balancer and can assist allergies which are due to stress, due to its de-stressing properties among other health benefits.

Jasmine does lift the spirits, which could contribute to a calming effect on the autonomic nervous system, while still leaving the mind clear and alert. Jasmine is particularly helpful in easing the resolution of emotional dilemmas.

The Queen of the Night can connect us to the feminine source of life. Her night-blooming pearls can lead us once again to the fragrant sweet reminder of the wonderful natural essences with which we are all blessed with.

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Wishing you a magical week!

Sonia x

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