The jasmine flower is a delight for the senses! Its scent is powerful, sensual and enticing.
What is jasmine?
Jasmine belongs to the large olive family (Oleaceae). It is native to tropical regions of Eurasia, and Oceania. The jasmine flower is white or pale yellow, star-shaped and extremely fragrant. They open at night to release their sensual scent. Thousands of jasmine flowers are processed through solvent extraction to produce just one kilogram of jasmine absolute, which is a thick, dark orange liquid with a rich, floral aroma.
What are the benefits of jasmine?
- Jasmine absolute has an earthy floral aroma which provides a rich, deep note to products and perfumes.
- The overall scent of a jasmine flower is seductive and heady; it entices and delights the senses.
- The flowers can be used to soothe the scalp. They can also be used to rejuvenate and brighten the skin.
Did you know?
Jasmine was brought to Europe in the 16th century and became a staple ingredient in the perfume industry. Every August, a jasmine festival is held in Grasse, France, during which revellers scatter jasmine water and flowers over celebrating crowds and the town comes alive with music, events and visitors from all over the world.
Where does Lush source jasmine from?
Lush gets jasmine from many different places around the world such as India and Egypt. The flowers are ideally picked at sunrise when they are the most fragrant. To find out more about each of our suppliers, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on the ones you are interested in. This should take you to a page full of details!