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Spikenard Essential Oil

(Nardostachys jatamansi)

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Spikenard Essential Oil (Nardostachys jatamansi) from Nepal is Wildcrafted Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the root.

Spikenard is often found in local herbal markets in India and Nepal, and is used for insomnia and anxiety, with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and insect repellant properties.

SKU: EOT17105
    Botanical Name Origin Cultivation Method of Extraction Source Note
    Nardostachys jatamansi Nepal Wildcrafted Steam Distillation Resin Base
    Blends Well With : Lavender, Lemon, Clary sage, Neroli, Patchouli and Vetiver

    Spikenard Essential Oil

    Drafted 2/19 due to being on CITES endangered species list

    Spikenard Essential Oil (Nardostachys jatamansi) from Nepal is Wildcrafted Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the root.

    Steam Distilled

    Plant Part Typically Used
    Root

    Color
    Yellow/Green

    Consistency
    Medium

    Perfumery Note
    Base

    Strength of Initial Aroma
    Medium – Strong

    Aromatic Description
    Earthy, woody, harsh, musty.

    Spikenard Essential Oil Uses
    Rashes, wrinkles. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 58-59.]

    Spikenard Essential Oil has an earthy and somewhat wet, soil-like smell, which resembles the smell of moss, it is also used in aromatherapy as a sedative and calming agent.

    The Spikenard plant is very famous on the Indian Subcontinent, known by the name of Jatamansi. It is widely used there in herbal medicines. Several herbal, medicinal preparations based on this plant can be found in local markets. Spikenard is native to Nepal and is called Nardostachys Jatamansi in botanical terminology.

    The essential oil of Spikenard is extracted by steam distillation of the resin obtained from this plant. Spikenard grows in the Himalayas of Nepal, China and India and can be found at altitudes of around 10,000 feet. It grows to be about three feet in height, and it has pink, bell-shaped flowers.

    The stems of the plant, called rhizomes, are crushed and distilled into an essential oil that has an intense aroma and amber color. It has a heavy, sweet, woody and spicy odor, which is said to resemble the smell of moss. It blends well with frankincense, geranium, patchouli, vetiver and myrrh oils.

    Spikenard essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the resin obtained from this plant — its chief components include:

    Nardol
    Formic acid
    a-Selinene
    Dihydro-B-ionone
    Nardol isomer
    Selinene isomer
    Propionic acid
    B-Caryophyllene
    Cubebol

    Essential Oil Safety Considerations
    Weight N/A
    Dimensions N/A
    Size

    5/8 dram (2.3ml), 5ml, 10ml, 15ml, 1oz, 2oz, 4oz

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