What is jasmine absolute oil?

Caring for our hair and our bodies means getting back in line with nature. This means taking the time to work out what you want, and what you can get from using essential oils. One of the most popular oils for hair and skin care at the moment, though, is jasmine absolute oil. This essential oil is taken from white flowers found within and on the jasmine plant and is found all across the tropical world. It’s also known to have originated on Iranian soil, though today it’s found elsewhere.

It’s been used for everything from fragrance, such as in famous Chanel perfumes, to being used in various health remedies. Known as having strong anti-infection properties, it’s also a noted aphrodisiac. However, what benefits can we expect to see if we use jasmine absolute oil on our hair?

With its noted health properties for the skin, can we expect the same kind of treatment for our hair? 

Jasmine Absolute Oil For Hair: Benefits

Using something like jasmine absolute oil in your hair might seem like an odd choice. Despite making your hair smell fantastic, though, what else could you expect if you were to turn to using jasmine oil?

  • Jasmine absolute oil is a powerful antibacterial solution, helping to keep our scalps healthy.
  • The powerful anti-inflammatory nature of the oil ensures it helps to reduce the risk of hair loss.
  • The properties of jasmine oil can also help you to tame overly frizzy hair.
  • Regular usage has shown to be help soften hair over time, reducing tangling.
  • By moisturizing our scalp, the essential oil works to help encourage hair follicles. 

Unfortunately, like many other essential oils, proven research is still ongoing to determine the true benefits of using this product. As you can see, though, the reported benefits of using jasmine oil are varied and very much wroth your time and your investment. 

Jasmine Absolute Oil Side Effects

As ever, you should pay close attention to the potency of any jasmine absolute oil that you start to use, you should always dilute an essential oil before use. Excessive potency can lead to irritation and annoyance of the skin. We also recommend that you avoid using jasmine oil if you are either pregnant or have a long history of allergic reactions. It’s quite a powerful solution, so you should be aware of just how strong your jasmine absolute oil is before you start using it. 


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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