Jasmine Absolute (jasminum grandiflorum) is a very powerful oil for those having burnout, or have lost their trust in life and belief in themselves; a wonderful confidence booster. It is a good oil to choose for the terminally ill, and helps with letting go of life when coming to the end of life. Useful for cases of depression, emotional exhaustion, stress-related conditions, apathy, indifference and listlessness. Produces a feeling of optimism, confidence and euphoria. Often referred to as 'Queen Of The Night' or 'King of Aromatics', it has a very rich, floral, heady aroma and a little goes a long way.
Also good for the genitourinary system such as dysmenorrhea (painful menses), frigidity, uterine disorders and labour pains. It was said in Culpepper's Complete Herbal to "warm the womb...and facilitate child birth".
Aromatherapy/Home Use example:
To calm/ease the emotions and let go (of life, relationships or old 'baggage'), diffuse 2 drops Jasmine, 2 drops Sandalwood, 4 drops Tangerine.
Safety: Nontoxic, nonirritant, generally nonsensitizing.