Kobashi 小花茉莉原精 Jasmine Sambac Absolute
KOBASHI JASMINE SAMBAC OIL 100% Pure
LATIN NAME: Jasminium sambac
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
AROMA: intense, strong, heady, sweet, more floral than grandiflorum
QUALITIES: Relaxing, soothing and uplifting. Ideal in a moisturiser for dry/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-pink, star shaped flowers Native to China, northern India and west Asia.
We finally found a Jasmine sambac 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!!
For over two years, we were not able to find any Jasmine sambac sambac 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 sambac, 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.