Himalayan Night Jasmine Essential Oil – Nepal – Nyctanthes arbortristis
Also known as the Coral Jasmine, Night blooming jasmine is the intensely fragrant Parijat flower stands out with its bright orange stems at the centre of its white petals.
Grown in abundance in South Asia, the flowering shrub is given the status of an official flower in India and Thailand. Its is usually 5-10 feet tall but can grow up to 20 feet tall. The tree is called the ‘tree of sorrow’ as the flowers can lose their brightness during daytime but are incredibly bright at night. The flowers open at night and fall by the next morning but are so abundant they are always with flower. Its also known as a mood enhancer and amazing for the skin.
Produced by the steam distillation of the flowers grown in the high mountainous regions of Nepal the resulting oil has an intense, sweet, jasmine like scent.
Known for its medicinal properties where its stems are used for headache relief and its leaves and flowers for nausea and vertigo. There are many other therapeutic uses for it in Ayurveda. Its mood lifting and mind clearing abilities makes it very popular. It is commonly used for skincare, aromatherapy and perfumery.
Odor description: Heady Sweet floral, Gardenia like but more complex
Country of Origin: Nepal
Plant Part Used: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
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Warning: For external use only. Dilute in a carrier oil. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, consult your doctor. If skin sensitivity occurs discontinue use.