Organic Spikenard oil comes from a small flowering plant, locally known as jatamansi, which grows wild at the 10,000-foot elevation of the Himalayas. It is important to note that Spikenard is an endangered species and this Essential Oil might not be as available in the coming years. True Spikenard Essential Oil, produced from the root of the jatamansi plant, is blue to blue-green right after distillation, thereafter gradually changing into a golden amber color.
In ancient Egypt, spikenard was used as a luxurious aromatic, including for anointing Cleopatra and King Tut's tomb. In India, Spikenard has been in use for Ayurvedic practices in hair preparations to calm the mind and prevent hair loss. Spikenard is also referenced in the Bible as the oil used by Mary to anoint Jesus' feet.
Spikenard Essential Oil can help open the heart, activate ones sensitivity to a higher vibrational fulfillment, remove focus from the mundane and create balance in the mind. This makes Spikenard Essential Oil great for enhancing meditation and prayer.
Properties: Antibiotic, Antifungal, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Bactericidal, Deodorant, Fungicidal, Laxative, Sedative, Tonic
Specific Benefits of Spikenard Essential Oil
Calm and relax the mind
Have you been doing your best to find emotional ease, balance and certainty in life? Our organic Spikenard Essential Oil can relieve worries and resolve obsessive mental habits. It's calming and focusing, and can be used to aid and enhance meditation. It can also help instill relaxation, heart openness and spiritual connection. Spikenard Essential Oil is known for healing and relieving emotional tension, as well as, calming the deepest forms of anxiety by sedating the mind, opening the heart and instilling a profound sense of peace and stability.
Spikenard nourishes and regenerates the skin by stimulating blood circulation as well as lymph and nerve supply. The oil is highly for dry and mature skin and will relieve irritation, inflammation, and psoriasis.
Note: Spikenard Essential Oil is best diluted in a carrier oil when using on facial skin.
Like its cousin valerian oil, spikenard makes it easier to fall asleep and promotes deep, restorative sleep. Traditionally, it has also been used to ward off nightmares.
Promoting hair growth
Scientific studies have examined spikenard for its effects on hair. Spikenard oil was found to speed up hair growth, and there are also suggestions it might work as a hair loss remedy.
For deep, restorative sleep: 1 oz. Meadowfoam Seed Oil
8 drops Organic Spikenard Essential Oil
8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and then apply this blend to your chest and to the back of your neck. Alternately, diffuse Lavender Essential Oil and Organic Spikenard Essential Oil before going to sleep
Blend for meditation:
Organic Spikenard Essential Oil
These oils have traditionally been used to focus the mind and to aid with meditation. You can use them separately in your diffuser, or mix and match them as you like.
To promote hair growth:
6 drops Organic Spikenard Essential Oil
Mix the oils together, and then apply the blend to your scalp and to the roots of your hair. Allow it to sit for a half hour and then wash it out with your usual shampoo.