Known in biblical times as Nard, this oil was used in religious ceremonies as it was believed to instill inner peace and nourish the soul. It is used in aromatherapy today to relax states of agitation and to rejuvenate mature skin. It is an effective oil to prevent premature ageing of the skin. Strengthening, rejuvenating and unifying.
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|County of Origin||Nepal|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-anxiety, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-spasmodic, CNS tonic, Insect repellent, Sedative|
|Approx. Shelf Life||8 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver, and Spice Oils.|
History: Spikenard was one of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in the Bible in Song of Solomon, and in the Book of John where Mary used it to anoint the feet of Jesus. It has also been used historically by wealthy Roman women in perfumes and beauty preparations.
Characteristics: Spikenard has an earthy, harsh wood like smell that is slightly musty.
Indications: Spikenard is used by aromatherapists for rashes, wrinkles, cuts, insomnia, migraines, and wounds.
Mode of Administration: Bath, compress, inhaler, massage, mist spray, perfume.
Safety: Spikenard should be avoided during pregnancy.