This True Spikenard essential oil has the characteristic blue green color and deep fragrance of cool roots and ancient musky earth. Our Spikenard essential oil is derived from the wild roots grown at over 10,000 ft elevation in the Himalayas of Nepal. True Spikenard oil is increasingly scarce as the demand for the essential oil increases and the supply of wild plant material becomes more and more limited. Spikenard is a natural luxury with a rich history and spiritual significance.
Spikenard oil was discovered by the Ancient Egyptians and used as a luxurious aromatic for those who could obtain it. In India, Spikenard was used in Ayurvedic practices in hair preparations to calm the mind and prevent hair loss. This oil works great in helping to achieve deep sleep when used with other oils such as Cannabis sativa, Chamomile or Lavender. It is said to be the oil used by Mary Magdelene to anoint Jesus’ feet as described in John 12:3. This oil is heavenly in a foot bath.
The scent of Spikenard oil is tenacious, heavy and deep, with sweet woody notes and animalic undertone. It blends well with Cedarwood, Labdanum, Lavender, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Pine and Vetiver to name a few. Spikenard can be used in natural perfumes for woody, animalic or oriental bases and to compliment florals and fougeres.
- Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
- Aroma : Earthy, Wood, Exotic, Musk
- Country of Origin: Nepal
- Plant Parts: Roots
- Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
- Blends Well With: Rose, Chamomile, Jasmine, Vetiver, Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Patchouli, Labdanum, Oakmoss