Jasmine Water


Jasmine Water

Specifications

Botanical Name Jasmine Sambac
Country of Origin India
Solubility Soluble in Oil
Specific Gravity 1.450 - 1.525
Optical Rotation -4 TO -15
Refrective Index 1.4765 to 1.4925
Plant Part Flowers
Bland With Bergamot, citrus oils, rose, sandalwood and most other oils.
CAS No 2216-51-5
Flash Point 102°C (215.6°F)
Extraction Method Steam Distilled
Color Orange to brown & true fragrance of Bela
Aroma Characteristic intensely floral odor

Description : We offer the excellent Jasmine Sambac Attar that is extracted from Jasminum Gradiflora of the Oleaceae family. Its mesmerizing fragrance makes it a valued ingredient in the perfumery industry. Since time immemorial, jasmine has been used by the Indians, the Arabs and the Chinese for medicinal purpose. Its intense aroma also makes it a favorite in any ceremonial occasion.

History : She is an enchantress, this 'Queen of the Night', who works her magic through the nose and seduces her prey with the promise of lascivious joys. Cleopatra shamelessly borrowed this seductive power of flowers and doused her sails with Jasmine and Neroli oils as she went off to conquer the loins of Marc Antony - no wonder the guy didn't stand a chance. Despite its price tag Jasmine is among the best known and most popular essential oils. The cost however, is relative, considering the labour intensive process of production and the enormous amount of flowers required to obtain a single litre of oil: 1000kg, which equals about 8 million individually hand-picked flowers, are required to produce just 1kg of oil. Even so, it remains the most sought after oil of perfumers around the world. In India, the flowers of J. sambac are regarded as sacred,symbolizing innocence and purity of mind. Jasmine flower garlands adorn the temples and holy effigies or are offered to the Gods. At religious festivals the Gods themselves are thought to be present within the flowers. Jasmine flowers are never amiss at wedding ceremonies, and women like to weave a string of flowers into their hair, thus engulfing themselves with this beautiful, most sensuous of natural perfumes.

Constituents : Benzaldehyde, benzoate, benzoic acid, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, ceosol, cis-jasmone, cis-3-hexenyl, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, indole, isohytol, linalool, methyl anthranilate and trace amounts of p. cresol, nerol, nerolidol, y-terpineol, phytol, etc.

Uses : Jasmine Attar is as much valuable for its medicinal properties as it is for its intoxicating fragrance. An efficient remedy for severe depression, it soothes the nerves and rejuvenates and revitalizes the body. The oil works wonder in an expecting mother by hastening the birth and alleviating the pain, as well as being helpful in the post-natal phase. Moreover, it is also a well known aphrodisiac. An effective pain killer, it also reduces scars and stretch marks and is good for the skin.


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