Botanical source: Nardostachys jatamansi
Plant part used: The root
Production: Sustainably wild-harvested and certified organic
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Note: This oil is called Jatamansi in Nepalese. Note also that Spikenard oil becomes solid at colder temperatures and may become more difficult to pour. It will quickly liquefy when the bottle is warmed up, e.g. with warm water in a saucepan.
Fragrance profile: Intensely rooty and sweet-woody
Fragrance energy: Rooty, sweet-woody
Psychological function: Calming and grounding, Spikenard will help with mental hyperactivity of all kinds. Fosters emotional honesty and reduces emotivity and emotional overintensity. For these reasons Spikenard oil can also be useful for insomnia.
Chinese medicine function: To nourish the Yin, descend the Yang, drain heat and calm the spirit
Complimentary blending: Atlas cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Siam wood, Nutmeg, Black pepper, Cardamom, Ginger
For external use only. Properly dilute all essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.