Spikenard Social Enterprise Essential Oil

Price: $8.19
Spikenard Social Enterprise Essential Oil

Nardostachys jatamansi Steam distilled from the roots in Nepal. Also known as Nard and Musk Root.

Aroma: A base note with a strong aroma, Spikenard Essential Oil has a harsh, earthy, woody smell that is slightly musty. I find it has notes of fresh fruit and myrrh.

Spikenard is a soft, aromatic herb with a strongly pungent rhizome root. It is native to the mountainous regions of Northern India, as well as China and Japan. Spikenard was one of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in the Bible in The Song of Solomon, and in the Gospel Of John where Mary used it to anoint the feet of Jesus. It was used in ancient Rome in perfumes and beauty preparations. Used in culinary recipes from Roman times throughout the Middle Ages and was used to spice wine and beer.

Common Uses: Spikenard Essential Oil is used by aromatherapists for rashes, wrinkles, cuts, insomnia, migraines, and wounds.

Main Constituents:
β-Gurjunene: 5%
Seychellene: 4.2%
Spathulenol: 2.4%
Patchouli Alcohol: 2.5%
Maaliol: 2%

Preliminary research on the chemical components of Nardostachys jatamansi indicates the plant contains:
ursolic acid
kanshone A
oleanolic acid

Colour / Consistency: A slightly viscous golden yellow to greenish liquid.

Blends With: Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver, and Spice Oils.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof. A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.

— Song of Songs 1:12–14 KJV


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