Jasmine Sambac Absolute
Botanical binomial: Jasminum sambac
INCI Name: Jasminum sambac flower extract
Other names: Arabian Jasmine, Tuscan jasmine, Zambac, Nightblooming Jasmine
Country of Origin: India
Part of plant used in production: Flowering top
Methods of production: Solvent Extract
Description: From the Oleaceae family, Jasminum sambac is a slender, erect or climbing evergreen bush that is capable of growing from 1 to 3 metres in height, and is more shrubby and woody than J. grandiflorum. Its sturdy branchlets are encompassed by elliptic or obovate, dark green compound leaves and adorned with tubular, star-shaped white to pale yellow flowers that are thicker and more waxy than J. grandiflorum. They grow either as an individual blossom or in clusters at the tips of branches.
Characteristics: Jasmine Sambac absolute posses a scent that is often descried at sultry and alluring, a rich floral scent with sweet, more honeyed, fruity and sunny type,with tea undertones. A thick liquid, dark orange to brown in colouration.
Properties: Anti-depressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactagogue, emmenagogue, parturient, sedative and uterine substance.
Constituents: Benzyl acetate, Benzyl benzoate, Linalool, Indole, Eugenol, Isojasmone, Farnesene, Phytols
Uses: Jasmine Sambac absolute is a popular ingredient in perfumery. Not only is the scent highly desirable but Jasmine Sambac absolute has more tactility than Jasmine grandiflorum absolute. In aromatherapy Jasmine Sambac absolute is used to calm and alleviate the body whilst stimulation the mind, an emotional equalizer, and notable aphrodisiac.
Blends well with: sandalwood, rose, pepper, lavender, neroli
Interesting Facts: The flowers are harvested in the early morning by hand when they are partially closed. They then open in the evening and are processed overnight. The bud has practically no smell at all compared to the flower when open; where it loses all its fragrance, when the flower opens on the bush.
Safety: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.