Spikenard Essential Oil
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) essential oil is helpful with issues of anxiety, stress, overthinking, insomnia, insect repelling, and fungal infection. Related to Valerian, Spikenard is known for its calming and sedative properties. It is also touted for its anti-fungal and anitbiotic uses, as well as its pungent, earthy odor. In skincare, it is especially effective on aging, mature skin, eczema and rashes.
Chemistry: Over 60% total sesquiterpene content
Latin Name: Nardostachys jatamansi/grandiflora
Botanical Family: Valeriananceae
Cultivation: Nepal, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Roots
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes
Aroma: pungent, earthy, dry, musty
Properties: antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative, skin healing, bug repelling
Steam Distilled: October 2019
Shelf Life: 8 years (approx.)
For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin.
Spikenard, like many root oils, is helpful when you feel frazzled, overwhelmed, and pulled in many directions.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.