Peaceful and contented living is a goal many of us set. Spikenard’s gorgeous woody and musky aroma has been used for ages to inspire true tranquility. The Bible tells us that Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus’ feet before the Last Supper with Spikenard.
John 12:3 reads, “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.”
Spikenard was also mentioned in the Song of Solomon, and was regularly used by the Ancient Egyptians for its exquisite aroma. For those with stress, Spikenard may soothe the nerves and quiet the mind.
A soft aromatic herb, Spikenard is closely related to the common valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and the Indian valerian (V. wallichii). The root of Spikenard is put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. There are several other similar species, notably the Chinese spikenard which is also used to produce an essential oil. Spikenard should not be confused with Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia) which has a similar name but is an entirely different plant.
**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**
Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Roots
Synonym: Nard, Indian Nard
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, and other musky aromas
Aroma: Earthy, dry and resinous
Color: Brownish Yellow
**Euro droppers are not included with 100 ml bottles**
BATH SALTS: Combine: 4 drops of Spikenard, 1 drop of Frankincense (Carterii) and 2 drops of Sandalwood with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of epsom salts. Add to full bath and relax for 15-30 minutes.
MASSAGE OIL: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 8 drops of Spikenard, 2 drops of Lavender, 5 drops of Vanilla and 5 drops of Clary Sage, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake well to mix. Apply to the skin after bath or for full body massage. (1.7% dilution)
GROUNDING BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 of drops Spikenard, 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 5 drops of Sandalwood. Or add of this blend to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes to create a calming space.
CLOSET SPRAY: In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 35 drops of Spikenard, 45 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 20 drops of Orange and 40 drops of Frankincense. Fill with 4 oz grain alcohol and 8 distilled water. Shake well before each use. Mist as needed to relieve musty smells.
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4-8 Years
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Spikenard batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Nardostachys jatamansi. No contamination or adulteration was detected.
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