Jasmine Absolute is extracted by alcohol extraction from a ‘concrete’ made with the flowers of the plant, picked by hand only in the evening. This process is what makes Jasmine so costly. The Jasmine Absolute used in this product is 100% pure and natural, for your convenience and to make it more easily affordable, it has been diluted at a ratio of 5% in Coconut oil, a wonderfully light moisturising oil. Jasmine Absolute is intensely floral, dark orange in colour and somewhat viscous. Very little is required to add its characteristic odour to any blend. It is a sensuous and luxurious addition to skincare – try adding 10 or 12 drops of this dilution to a pot of unfragranced moisturiser. This dilution may be used directly on the skin in small quantities or combined with other oils as a massage or bath blend. Try blending 6 drops of Jasmine Dilution and 1 drop each of Sandalwood and Clary Sage with 10ml of Coconut carrier oil for a sensuous massage blend. Jasmine is not recommended for use during pregnancy but is an excellent oil to use during childbirth.