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.

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Botanical NameOriginCultivationMethod of ExtractionSourceNoteMain Natural ConstituentsBlends Well With
Nardostachys jatamansiNepalWildcraftedSteam DistillationResinBasebornyl acetate, valeranone, jonon, tetramenthyloxatricylodecanol, menthylthymyl-ether and 1,8-cineolLavender, Lemon, Clary sage, Neroli, Patchouli and Vetiver
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Spikenard Essential Oil

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
Golden Yellow

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
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