Jasmine is the symbol of Mother's Day in Thailand, due to its purity that reflects a mother's love. But if you give your mummy dearest a bunch of jasmine flowers, they will wilt the next day. Why not give something more practical and longer lasting?
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Jasmine is not only cherished by Thais, but its wonderful soothing properties and sensual aroma have made it a favourite oil in many cultures for thousands of years. The name comes from the Persian word "yasmin" which means "a gift from God".
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