From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure essential oil of Spikenard, steam distilled from the rhizome and roots
of wild grown Spikenard from Nepal. This is a beautiful, rich Spikenard oil.*
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essential oil is highly regarded as a calming, sedative, stabilizing oil. The rhizome of the tender
aromatic herb, which are covered by a tuft of soft light-brown 'rootlets', yields the plant's essential oil.
Native to the Hymalayan mountains, the plant grows wild in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim, at elevations between
11,000 and 17,000 feet.
Spikenard was very precious in ancient times, used only by kings, priests
and high initiates in Egyptian, Hebrew, and Hindu civilizations. One of Spikenard's biblical references is
that of Mary of Bethany anointing the feet of Jesus with the oil before the last supper: "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 essential oil's use in modern aromatherapy is often one of regulating the actions
of the nervous system and the heart.* The psychological effects pertain mainly to the heart-center and ethereal
soul. With its warm and earthy aroma, Spikenard helps sooth the deepest forms of anxiety, and like Myrrh,
can instill a profound sense of peace. Spikenard oil is indicated for the individual who, searching for spiritual
certainty, struggles in vain to find the stable ground of faith. It is then that the 'release' into spiritual
openness may be of great assistance.
External application of Spikenard invokes its sedative effect - try rubbing gently over the heart
and solar plexus. Spikenard Oil may also be supportive in cases of allergic skin reactions, and can sooth,
nourish, and regenerate the skin for some people. Spikenard oil has been noted to be one of the few essential
oils to assist with dandruff.
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.
|Diffuse or apply topically.
||Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic
reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Those with epilepsy are to use with
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|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Spikenard Essential Oil blends well with: Pine
Oil, Lavender Oil, Patchouli
Oil, and Vetiver Oil.
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are true therapeutic quality,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine true therapeutic quality oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.