All Artisan Essential Oils™ are obtained directly from trusted eco-friendly growers and distillers.
The School no longer sells products but, for all of your Essential Oil and Aromatherapy needs, we recommend purchasing from: Artisan Aromatics. Main Chemical Components: Benzyl acetate with phenyl acetate, linalol, linalyl acetate, terpineol, methyl anthranilate, et.
Description and Uses: Our organic Gardenia Essential Oil is pure undiluted Gardenia Oil extracted by Enfleurage. Gardenia jasminoides was first introduced to the Western world from Cape Colony in Africa, and its name comes from the fact that the aroma of its large white flowers was said to be very like the scent of jasmine. Gardenia essential oil is one of the most precious oils in the world and known for its heavenly aroma and fragrance. Gardenia oil cannot be distilled like most essential oils due to the delicate nature of the flowers. The Gardenia jasminoides species is the most common of these fragile plants and material from dried Gardenia flower petals is commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine.
It is important to remember that Chinese herbal medicine is based upon individual prescriptions developed for each patient and their unique symptoms. The United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service phytochemical and ethnobotanical database lists Gardenia jasminoides as having specific medicinal properties. Parts of the above "More Info" was derived from an online article: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Apr 06, 2001 by Joan Schonbeck. Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text). Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner. Gardenia Essential OilEssential oils are very important from the point of view of body care.
One can blend the gardenia essential oil with the rose oil and it is good to create aromatic soaps. Enjoy nonstop color all season long with these container gardening ideas and plant suggestions. No plant expresses the grace of the South better than the fragrant blossoms of the gardenia.
Gardenias do well in large pots on decks and patios; gardeners in cold-winter areas can grow them in cool greenhouses. The many selections are useful in containers or raised beds, as hedges, espaliers, low screens, or single plants.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. During the extraction process, fresh, fully opened flowers are plucked from the Gardenia plant and carefully laid on trays covered with a layer of palm oil. Enfleurage was the traditional method of extraction used into the early 20th century but solvent extraction using hexane has virtually replaced enfleurage, except, of course, for our own Gardenia Essential Oil. Chinese herbs should not be taken, either individually or in formulas, unless a practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine is first consulted.
Intensely fragrant white blossoms contrast beautifully with shiny, leathery dark green leaves.


Gardenia fruits contain yellow pigments and are used as a spice and substitute for saffron.
The essential oils from the flower petals slowly migrate to the palm oil and the process is repeated until the palm oil is completely saturated with the oil of the Gardenia.
Solvent extracted Gardenia, called an "absolute", is used extensively by the perfume industry but, again, not by us (no chemicals are used to extract the that we sell). This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Either method (enfleurage or solvent extraction) is time consuming and oil yields are quite small for the amount of materials used. Gardenia is considered to be very effective as a hemostatic agent, which means that it stops bleeding; and also effective in treating injuries to the muscles, joints, and tendons. Although gardenia is principally known as a pot plant and for its flowers, which are often included in bridal bouquets and used as a perfume for cosmetics, gardenia is also considered as an herb because both the flowers and fruits produced by Gardenia are edible and have culinary, medicinal uses.The attractive gardenia plant is one of over 200 genera of evergreen shrubs in the Rubiaceae botanical family, which numbers over 10,000 species.
Plant them high (like azaleas and rhododendrons) and don’t let them be crowded by other plants or competing roots. Because of its perceived ability to ease agitation or irritability, it is also used in formulas to treat anxiety or insomnia.
Mulch plants instead of cultivating; feed every 3 to 4 weeks during the growing season with acid fertilizer, fish emulsion, or blood meal. Because of its perceived ability to ease agitation or irritability, gardenia absolute is also used in formulas to treat anxiety or insomnia. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
Gardenia flowers appear in summertime and are white with a waxy appearance and a sweet, highly scented, captivating aroma. It is also helpful in correcting menopausal imbalances reflected in insomnia and depression, nervous tension, headache, and dizziness.
The aroma of the gardenia essential oil is sweet and rich and the specialty of the product is that it is osmically balanced. Alexander Garden (1730-1791) must be one of the few people privileged enough to have had a plant genus (Gardenia) named after him by Linnaeus.
The Scottish born physician who lived and worked in South Carolina from 1752 had a passion for flora and fauna. In his spare time Garden collected plant specimens which he sent to the Swedish botanist and naturalist Carl Linnaeus.
In 1754 gardenia plants were first introduced to Britain and were mistakenly classified as related to the Jasminum species, which is native to South Africa and not Asia. Gardenia leaves, flowers and fruits were included in several canon or formulas, which are mostly remedies for the common cold. In Asia, gardenia is known as the 'happiness herb' because it is said to detoxify the liver, thereby releasing negative emotions.
This may have led to the association between gardenia and love, healing and spiritually.In China, gardenia flowers are used to flavor herbal teas, often in combination with other herbs and flowers such as chrysanthemums.
Gardenia infused teas are known to detoxify the blood, relieve congestion and help lower LDL, or bad, cholesterol.
Externally, gardenia is used for skin inflammation, sprains and has blood staunching properties.


Some of the curative effects of gardenia are no doubt the result of the many phytochemicals found in the color pigments of gardenia fruits and flowers. Indeed, gardenia fruits contain carotenoids including crocin and crocetin, also found in the Crocus species of plant, of which saffron is a member. Results suggest that crocin is a natural aphrodisiac, at least for rodents.a€?Traditionally used as a treatment for diabetes in Chinese herbal medicine, gardenia extract was found to contain a chemical called genipin. Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that genipin inhibits the functions of an enzyme which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Culinary Uses: Gardenia flowers can be added to salads, used as garnish, and the fruits can be eaten out of hand. However, this herb is primarily valued for its natural yellow coloring, from its fruit, used in the food industry as a less expensive substitute for the spice, Saffron.The material from dried Gardenia flower petals is commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine.
The United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service phytochemical and ethnobotanical database lists Gardenia jasminoides as having specific medicinal properties.
During the extraction process, fresh, fully opened flowers are plucked from the Gardenia plant and carefully laid on trays covered with a layer of palm oil.
This method is called enfleurage.Gardenia oil cannot be distilled like most essential oils due to the delicate nature of the flowers. Now, the most commonly found Gardenia used by the perfume industry is entirely synthetic and has no healing properties whatsoever. Natural gardenia perfume is often enjoyed as a single-flower oil since the rich, warm, heady floral aroma produced from the flowers is considered osmically balanced (like Carnation and Lavender), which means that their floral compounds are perfectly balanced, containing a top, middle, and base note. The entire process of extracting the gardenia oil it done by hand using no heat and no harsh chemical solvents.
Pure local organic palm oil is used to absorb the aromatic oils from the gardenia flower petals and once the palm oil is completely saturated with the essence of the gardenia flower then the palm oil is separated from the Gardenia oil by cane sugar alcohol which is then evaporated to leave only the Gardenia oil.
The process for producing the Gardenia Absolute by Enfleurage is quite labor intensive and requires many pounds of gardenia flower petals per ml of oil but the results are astounding. If you close your eyes and sniff the aroma of the oil, it cannot be differentiated from the actual gardenia flower.
Main Natural Constituents: Benzyl acetate with phenyl acetate, linalol, linalyl acetate, terpineol, methyl anthranilate, linalool, benzyl cinnamate, geraniol. Pulse point perfumes are usually sold in mini roller ball containers, making them easy to apply to pulse points such as inside the wrist, behind the ears, at the temples, behind the knees, the back of the neck, the cleavage area, between the toes, ankles, and thighs. To make a pulse point perfume, blend 2ml of the absolute with 8ml alcohol or vegetable oil and put in a 10ml glass mini roll-on ball bottles - makes a great luxury gift, or for your own handbag! It undergoes continuous turnover and new collagen is produced and recycled throughout our lives.As aging occurs, collagen degradation tends to speed up causing weakening and wrinkling of the skin. Furthermore, a number of external factors such as UV exposure, smoking, chlorinated water, free radicals and inflammation contribute to collagen breakdown by activating enzymes responsible for the degradation of the main components of the extracellular matrix, an important part of our connective tissues that support firmness.



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