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I’ve been obsessed with jasmine lately. It’s one of those things I didn’t think about for a long time, then remembered, and now notice everywhere. I found a forgotten box of jasmine blossom incense sticks and have been burning them in my apartment every day. The scent is uniquely appealing to almost everyone – a rare concept since each of us perceive scents differently! There are a plethora of ways to take advantage of jasmine oil, from topical use to fragrant flavoring.


Jasmine is a bright and floral scent that is said to promote feelings of romance, euphoria, joy and splendor. Diffusing the oil or applying a few drops to the bottoms of your feet in the morning is supposed to uplift your mood. You can also wear it as a personal fragrance by applying it in the same areas you would usually put perfume (wrists and neck) to balance your mood throughout the day.

Health Benefits

Jasmine oil is said to promote a “healthy-looking, glowing complexion,” reducing the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles. You can apply it to your scalp to protect the skin and keep it from becoming dry and irritated as well. Aside from beauty and skin care uses, jasmine has long been used to effectively diminish depressive symptoms and elevate mood.

Healthline outlines even more uses for Jasmine oil if you want to check it out!

Food & Beverages

Jasmine tea is one of my favorites. It’s very floral and energizing and pairs really well with asian foods. Jasmine rice is what’s used in a lot of Chinese dishes, clearly distinguishable from Basmati rice in Indian cuisines or brown rice in Mexican dishes by the aroma and taste it possesses.

Fun Facts
  • Jasmine is sourced mostly from Egypt

  • It’s one of the main notes in both Chanel No. 5 and Daisy by Marc Jacobs

  • It takes about 20,000 jasmine flower blossoms to make 5mL of oil

  • Jasmine flowers are used to adorn shrines Buddhist and Hindu temples, as their white petals signify purity and connection to divine energy

  • There are over 200 varieties of the jasmine plant

Hannah is a senior at Loyola University Chicago studying creative advertising and photography. She grew up in the Rocky Mountains near Vail, Colorado. Being surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world is what inspired her to start taking up photography as a hobby. She tries to live by the quote "take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time." Find her on instagram @h.rose1030!