Spikenard Essential Oil
Spikenard is a perennial flowering herb with pink flowers and a woody aromatic rhizome covered in fibers. Spikenard is critically endangered and care should be taken to ensure that it is ethically sourced.
- Botanical Family: Valerianaceae
- Other Common Names: Nard
- Part of Plant Used: Root
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Spikenard is primarily comprised of sesquiterpenes (3,7-guaiadiene, calarene, valencene) and sesquiterpene alcohols (spirojatamol).
- Digestive: calms stress related digestive ailments
- Nervous System: supports stress and sleep issues
- Skin: soothes stress related skin conditions and dry itchy skin conditions
- Spiritual: supports the Root Chakra associated with security, survival, basic needs, grounding, and support
- Scent Profile: Base note with a sweet, woodsy, and earthy aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Spikenard can last up to 100-200 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody, Balsamic
- Blends well with: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, German Chamomile, Greenland Moss, Labdanum, Lavender, Mandarin, Myrrh, Nagarmotha, Oakmoss, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Vetiver
- No known issues
Products Using Spikenard Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.