Since ancient times Jasmine has been thought of as the queen of flowers. It’s oil was used for anointing kings and wealthy people of society. It has a cooling and soothing effect. The Jasmine flower releases its fragrance at night after the sun has set and especially when the moon is waxing towards fullness. This is why it is associated with soothing peaceful night-time moods.
In early days, a young couple exchanged Jasmine necklaces, much like a bride and groom exchange wedding rings today. In India, Jasmine is called the moonshine in the garden. Ancient Asians wrote that Jasmine penetrated the deepest layers of the soul and opened emotions. The relaxing Jasmine tea has been a popular beverage for thousands of years.
The oil from the sweet smelling Jasmine flower has been known to be one of the most expensive scents in the world, costing upwards of $1,500 a pound. Today it is a billion dollar plus industry in France, growing Jasmine and distilling its perfume. Jasmine is used in love sachets and incenses. It is used to attract spiritual love. A drop of the essential oil in almond oil, massaged into the skin is said to overcome frigidity. Carrying, burning or wearing the flowers attracts wealth and money. If burned in the bedroom, Jasmine will bring prophetic dreams.
Jasmine has been thought to attract love and money while enhancing dreams. It is used in aromatherapy to treat depression and nerve conditions. Jasmine is used as a massage oil for cramps and insomnia. Jasmine is a very popular incense and essential oil as it has been known to promote feelings of optimism. Jasmine incense has been known to restore confidence and relieves and soothes headaches. As we believe in the benefits of Jasmine, as a tea, an essential oil, and fragrant incense, we have chosen our favorite products and would like to share them with you.
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