Jasmine and Rose Fragrances: Abundant Benefits and Usessiddhayoga
The significance of flowers for puja or worship has been extolled in many ancient Indian texts. Puja is a central part of every seeker’s daily practice that integrates a variety of spiritual practices such as japa or mantra repetition and meditation. The ritual of puja begins with cleaning and adorning the altar with flowers, incense and lighting a candle or diya (a traditional Indian lamp). Fresh fragrant flowers are offered to the deity as a symbol of Mother Earth’s bounty and purity. Two of the most popular flowers traditionally used in puja are jasmine (mogra) and rose. These two flowers for puja are also used to distill and extract their fragrant oil to be used in perfumes, candles, incense since they abound with healing properties that enhance health and emotional well-being.
A] Jasmine (Mogra) Fragrance
The delicate jasmine (Jasminum Sambac), one of the most fragrant amongst all flowering plants, is commonly referred to as mogra in India. The petals have a strong, pleasant scent and stay fresh for a long time, even in hot climates. Considered to be the favourite flower of Lord Shiva, mogra flowers are strung into a garland or a single flower is offered for every repetition of the mantra. Mogra’s exotic and rich fragrance captivates the senses and infuses the atmosphere with mystery, magic, happiness and serenity.
Jasmine flowers primarily bloom in summer and monsoon, whereas some types of mogra bloom in winter. Since the flower buds open before dawn, the ideal time to pick these tiny flowers is amrit kaal or brahma-muhurta (around 4 am). Harvesting the flowers at this time prevents the sun from burning the petals, and the flowers stay fresh and fragrant for longer.
Benefits of Jasmine Fragrance
- The uplifting fragrance of jasmine has calming and relaxing properties that help soothe the body, energise the mind, and promote emotional wellness. It is also known to boost concentration, regulate hormones and fight depression.
- Jasmine helps improve sleep and is especially useful for individuals experiencing insomnia.
- The relaxing effect of jasmine can help individuals de-stress. It is effective in reducing muscle pain, congestion and treating spasms.
- It is an excellent remedy to treat dry skin, scars and stretchmarks, thereby improving skin health.
- Jasmine oil also has antiseptic and disinfectant properties, which can help prevent infections.
Jasmine (Mogra) Flower Uses
- Jasmine Oil For Meditation
- Jasmine Aroma Spray
- Jasmine Scented Candles
- Jasmine Incense Sticks
Chitshakti’s Mogra oil for meditation is made from jasmine flowers sourced from Madurai (South India). Harvested during amrit kaal, when the jasmine flower is the most fragrant, these are then used to extract the purest essential oil. This essential oil is used to create the premium mogra fragrance. Chitshakti’s Mogra aroma oil is 100% natural, chemical-free and has a long shelf life. Apply the mogra meditation oil on the forehead (at the third-eye or ajna chakra) and other pulse points to deepen and enhance your meditation. A few drops of this aroma oil, with some water can also be used in a traditional diffuser.
Our mogra aroma spray is a blend of pure mogra oil and pristine water from the Himalayas, India. The sublime aroma of this spray helps create an uplifting, calm, and soothing environment. Chitshakti’s jasmine aroma spray is free from aerosol, carbon dioxide, gases, alcohol and harmful chemicals. This makes it a natural aroma spray that can be used at home, in offices, while travelling in the car, for sacred ceremonies or while practising yoga and meditation.
One of the other uses of jasmine petals is to create natural scented candles. Pure mogra oil is used to make jasmine scented candles. These candles made from the highest-grade natural soy wax, are non-toxic and paraffin-free. These candles are excellent for bringing positivity into a room and are well-suited for both home and office use.
Made from fresh jasmine flowers, Chitshakti’s mogra incense sticks are known to fill the air with a musky, earthy and soothing aroma. These 100% natural, eco-friendly incense sticks help purify the atmosphere and are excellent for worship, prayer and meditation. These chemical-free mogra incense sticks can be used both indoors as well as outdoors.
B] Rose Fragrance
Referred to as the ‘king of flowers’, the rose holds an exalted place in Indian culture and tradition. Not only is the rose widely used in various religious ceremonies, this auspicious flower has tremendous healing properties as well. The velvety petals of the rose are used to extract a pure oil which is then used in a variety of ways, including medicinal uses. Rose petals are also used for culinary purposes.
This stunning flower is considered to be the favourite flower of Lord Vishnu. In India, roses are cultivated in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. To get the maximum out of the rose petals, they are usually plucked before blooming (at the tight-bud stage). This keeps the roses fresh for a longer period, and the ideal time to harvest them is early morning. Just like jasmine, roses are used to make garlands for gods and goddesses.
Benefits of Rose Flower
- The aroma of roses is a powerful mood enhancer and promotes emotional well-being. Its floral, earthy aroma helps create a peaceful and restorative environment around you.
- The fragrance of the rose is known to have a relaxing effect on people suffering from stress, anxiety, grief and depression. It helps improve concentration and can help deepen your meditation experience.
- Rose oil used in aromatherapy can help ease pain and relieve muscular spasms.
- It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent bacterial and fungal infections.
- Rose has therapeutic properties that helps rejuvenate and refresh the skin.
Uses of Rose Flower
- Rose Oil For Meditation
- Rose Aroma Spray
- Rose Incense Sticks
An excellent product to add to your self-care routine, this meditation oil is made from fresh rose flowers and has an uplifting aroma that relaxes and soothes the mind and body. Chitshakti’s rose meditation oil is 100% pure and chemical-free, and can be used on pulse points as a perfume as well.
Made of natural rose flower extracts and Himalayan water, the rose aroma spray is a 100% herbal room freshener with zero chemicals. It is free from aerosol, alcohol, carbon dioxide and gases. It’s refreshing fragrance will enrich your surroundings while its long-lasting scent will re-invigorate your senses.
These incense sticks are hand-rolled from premium quality roses and natural ingredients. These are well-suited for puja, meditation and can also be used in offices to create a serene environment. These rose-scented aromatic incense sticks are non-toxic and come in eco-friendly packaging.