Synonyms: Himalayan nard, nard, Indian nard
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Nepal Composition: 100% organic Spikenard essential oil
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Spikenard roots
Active Constituents: Sesquiterpenes: valeranol
Viscosity: Thick Color: Dark green
About: Spikenard is an amazing therapeutic essential oil with many properties. It has a deep, root-like, valerian scent. The plant grows at high altitudes in the Himalayas and produces a dense cluster of red and white berries. The roots have a powerful aromatic scent and are steam distilled to produce the essential oil. Spikenard has been used for over 2,000 years as an incense to deepen spiritual practices, promote contemplation and repel bugs. Wild Spikenard has been over exploited in Nepal; only cultivated Spikenard is available for export. Veriditas by Pranarom sells only organic and sustainably cultivated Spikenard in alignment with our commitment to ecological sustainability and ethical sourcing.
Common Uses: Spikenard is used exclusively for its therapeutic benefits and can be added to diffusers and blends to promote sleep, healthy stress-response and a calm mind. When added to conditioners, shampoos and scalp treatments, the oil may support scalp health. It may also have a soothing effect when added to massage oils, ointments, salves and balms.
Blending Recommendations: Spikenard is a base tone with a pungent, earthy aroma. It is not commonly administered for scent, but rather for its therapeutic qualities. Cedar Atlas, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Moroccan Blue Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium Rose, Helichrysum, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Sandalwood, St. John’s Wort, Vetiver, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang. Safety Information: Maximum Adult Dilution: Spikenard is very gentle and can be use undiluted. Recommended Adult Dilution: 1-5%; 6 – 30 drops per ounce of carrier.
Chemistry: Valerenal Mw+218 5.23% Dauc-6,11-dien-5-ol 5.16% B-Gurjunene 3.95% Valencene 3.62% Valeranone 3.26% compose aromatique MW=248 3.18% 8,9-dehydro cycloisolongifolene 3.13% Compose polyoxygene MW=248 2.87% Spirojatmol isomere 2.47% Valerenal isomere 2.14% Spirojatamol 2.05% Spikenard contains 174 constituents.
Shelf Life: 5 years in proper conditions before quality declines. As Spikenard ages its scent will become deeper and its viscosity will thicken. Storage: Store upright, cap firmly closed, out of direct heat and sunlight. Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.