Root, Steam distilled, Nepal
Spikenard shares some qualities that are found in Valerian, making it a useful sedative, especially when rubbed over the solar plexus or heart area. Spikenard is also particularly beneficial to dry or mature skin, and is a superior essential oil remedy for dandruff. It offers relief for rashes and psoriasis and inflammation. It also has been used for nervous indigestion, insomnia, heart palpitations, and emotional tension.
Spikenard is very calming and balancing to the nervous system, and has a Valerian-like aroma, yet is sweeter and less pungent. It can be used in natural perfumery to lend an exotic note, therapeutically to help calm anxiety and induce relaxation, and for ritual purposes in an anointing oil.
Aromatic Profile: Green, wet earth, resinous, and mellow spicy aroma with sweet woody overtones; one of the oldest, rarest and most precious of oils.
Appearance: Paleyellow or amber liquid
Aromatherapy Uses: One of the oldest, rarest, and most precious of oils; typically used during meditation for its relaxing properties. Sustainably harvested from the mountains of Nepal. May be used as a subtitute for Valerian oil.
Blending Suggestions; Dilute well and add drop by drop to your blends until desired effect is achieved.
Blends Well With: Lavender, Patchouli, Pine needle, Vetiver
Safety Considerations: Non-toxic, Non-irritant, Non-Sensitizing
Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. 2013. pp184-185
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