Organic Spikenard Essential Oil

Nard, Nardo, Jatamansi, “False” Indian Valerian Root.

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  • Certified Organic Spikenard Essential Oil: Known and used even prior to Biblical times, Spikenard Oil is regarded as one of the most precious oils. It has benefits similar to Valerian; however, there is a profoundly spiritual tone to it.
    Farming MethodCertified Organic
    Country of OriginNepal
    Plant PartAerial Parts of Plant
    Scientific NameNardostachys jatamansi
    Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical

  • The woody, earthy scent of Spikenard Oil can have a balancing effect on the spiritual, emotional and physical energies. Its therapeutic properties are known to relieve swelling and redness as well as clean and disinfect wounds. It promotes digestive regularity and has sedative properties. It works well as a general tonic for the system. Emotionally, it is known to encourage forgiveness, calm and balance.

    Spikenard has a rejuvenating, soothing nature. For thousands of years, it has been used to heal skin disturbances and help maintain youthful skin. 

  • Topic Application: Dilute to 1% in any carrier oil (5 drops per tablespoon).

    Allergies, inflammation, rashes: Topical Application.

    Mature skin: Topical Application, Facial Massage.

    Anxiety, hysteria, insomnia, stress, tension: Diffusion, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.

    Menstrual problems: Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath, Topical Application.

    Migraine: Diffusion.

    Nervous indigestion: Topical Application, Compress.


    Safety Precautions

    Nontoxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

  • Traditional Uses

    Spikenard has many Biblical references and is one of the oldest of the sacred oils. It is believed to be the ointment mentioned in the New Testament that Mary Magdalene used to anoint Christ’s feet. It is also mentioned in the Song of Solomon. It has traditionally been used by many religions as an ingredient in incense. 

    About the Plant

    The spikenard plant is a tender herb growing up to 3 feet high, with pink, bell-shaped flowers and a pungent rhizome root. Spikenard Oil, also called Nardo or Nard, is steam-distilled from the wildcrafted dried, crushed roots.  It has a warm, inviting scent and a light yellow hue. It is widely used in perfumery as a fixative. Spikenard may be used as a substitute for Valerian. 



  • Spikenard belongs to the same family as Valerian and is also very sedative. However, Spikenard is a Biblical oil with a profound spiritual tone to it. It is quite an advanced oil, extremely useful when it comes to the completion of the spiritual journey. Accordingly, Christ was anointed with it at the end of his journey. It supports the perception of oneness of all things, bridging seemingly irreconcilable opposites.

    The scent of Spikenard is sometimes a bit harsh. After a long search, Amrita found a very mild, soothing Spikenard Oil, whose aroma fully expresses the spiritual value of the use of this profound oil.

  • Scent:  Heavy, woody, earthy, spicy.

    Blends With:  Lavender, Pine, Vetiver.  

    Fragrance Note:  Base.

    Composition:  Bornyl acetate, isobornyl valerianate, borneol, patchouli alcohol, terpinyl valerianate, terpineol, eugenol, pinene.

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