Spikenard Essential Oil
Spikenard essential oil is extracted from the plant with the botanical name Nardostachys jatamansi.
Spikenard is native to the mountain regions of northern India, China and Japan.
Spikenard oil was used in the perfume industry in Rome.
What does spikenard essential oil smell like?
A heavy and earthy odour.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The rhizome and root.
Where has spikenard been sourced from?
This particular spikenard oil originates from India.
How is spikenard essential oil extracted?
Spikenard oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with spikenard essential oil?
Spikenard oil blends well with clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose and vetiver.
How can I benefit from spikenard essential oil?
While the name may sound a little strange, spikenard essential oil has multiple positive uses.
Spikenard oil’s use in modern aromatherapy is a matter of the heart.
It’s primary effects take place in the nervous system and the heart.
Spikenard is an anti-inflammatory essential oil.
It is used as an antiseptic, and has a calming effect for stress and migraines.
It has very good antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties so can be useful in healing a wide range of skin ailments including fungal infections.
It is a well known sedative and helps maintain physical, mental and psychological balance.
With its warm and earthy aroma, spikenard helps soothe the deepest forms of anxiety and the user will feel a profound sense of peace when using this oil.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Generally safe but not to be used while pregnant.