Kobashi 大花茉莉原精 Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute
KOBASHI JASMINE OIL 100% Pure Organically Grown
LATIN NAME: Jasminum grandiflorum
SOURCE: Solvent extraction from flowers to make absolute (abs.)
Solvents are vacuum extracted leaving only the essential oil in the final product.
COLOUR: dark red-brown
ORIGIN: Tamil Nadu India
AROMA: strong, heady, deep, floral
QUALITIES: Relaxing, soothing and uplifting. Ideal in a moisturiser for dry / hot skin. Sensual properties.
A member of the Oleaceae family, an evergreen vine up to ten metres high, with delicate bright green leaves and fragrant, white, star shaped flowers Native to China, northern India and west Asia. We finally found a Jasmine farmer distiller who is willing to work with us to give us the quality we demand. It takes one person four hours to pick one kilo of flowers this produces around 1 ml of oil!!
When I met Lynda in 1994 I asked her what was the nice aroma and she said she was wearing Jasmine. We married and are still happily together.
Finally we have a Jasmine absolute that meets our strict standards.
For over two years, we were not able to find any Jasmine which met with our strict standards, even though we have tested countless samples. All of the samples tested have had high levels of pesticides, Benzene, phthalates and/or too much ethanol, hexane or pentane, which are cheap alcohol's used in the extraction process, which were left in finished product.
We can almost guarantee that if you are not buying Kobashi Jasmine, what you are really getting is a cocktail containing any or more likely all of the above, or worse, a synthetic or natural chemical concoction. Many of the samples we have tested you would have been happy with, as phthalates/ pesticides have no aroma, and ethanol which is widely employed in the perfume industry, tends to 'smooth' a fragrance and generally enhance the aroma.
We have lost many thousands of UK pounds [US dollars] by not having jasmine in stock, and a few of our customers, especially some shops lost their patience with us. But we stand by our principles in that we are truly an ethical company, and will not compromise.
Density. .971@20 degrees C. Flash point: 70 degrees C *GC-MS tested *Composition excellent *No phthalates found * *GC-MS head space tested *No hexane found @ ppm *HPLC tested Ethanol (0.02%), Density. .971@20 degrees C. Flash point: 70 degrees C *GC-MS tested *Composition excellent *No phthalates found *GC-MS head space tested *No hexane found @ ppm *HPLC tested Ethanol (0.02%)