Regarded as the 'king of flower oils', jasmine is an uplifting and restorative essential oil with therapeutic benefits for the skin. It takes eight million jasmine flowers to create a single kilogram of essential oil; they must be hand-picked before sun-rise, and the essential oil is skilfully extracted, to give the highest grade of essential oil used in this soap.
Jasmine has skin-softening properties and is beneficial to dry, sensitive or inflamed skin, especially when the condition is related to emotional stress.
Jasmine is extremely rich in esters, which can make up 70 per cent of the oil. Esters are the most relaxing chemical 'family' found in essential oils. They calm the nervous system and have anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
Jasmine's softening effect on the skin makes it a valuable essential oil for both face and body whilst its exquisite scent leaves a beautiful lingering perfume on the body.