Spikenard

Spikenard Essential Oil is a highly regarded healing and spiritual oil that has been used throughout the world for thousands of years. Spikenard was discovered by the Ancient Egyptians, used as a luxurious aromatic, including anointing Cleopatra and King Tut’s tomb. In India, Spikenard was used in Ayurvedic practices in hair preparations to calm the mind and prevent hair loss.

In the Bible, Spikenard oil was used by Mary Magdalene to anoint Jesus’ feet before his burial. To anoint the feet with Spikenard was considered a humbling act, and in Mary’s case, an act of worship and appreciation for Jesus.

Spikenard originates in Nepal and the Himalayas. Spikenard can be harvested by removing a portion of the plants’ rhizome (bundle of roots) in early spring or late fall. However, it may take years for the plants to produce sizable rhizomes.

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Botanical Name ~ Nardostachys Grandiflora

Botanical Family ~ Valrianaceae

Derived From ~ Roots of the Muskroot Plant

Origin ~ Nepal

Method Of Extraction ~ Steam Distilled

Aroma ~ Earthy, Woodsy, Musty

Physical Description ~ Amber Colored with very thick consistency

Blends With ~ Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, and Vetiver

Reiki Charged ~ Miracle Botanicals’ Spikenard Essential Oil is reiki charged with intent to instill Relaxation, Heart Chakra Openness, and Spiritual Connection.

 

Spikenard Essential Oil may be used to relieve emotional tension, heal multiple physical ailments, and uplift one’s spirits…

Emotions: Spikenard Essential Oil relaxes the mind and relieves emotional tension. The oil can be diffused throughout the home to lift the spirits and inspire the heart.

Spikenard can be used to calm the deepest forms of anxiety by calming the heart, sedating the mind, and instilling a profound sense of peace. The oil is indicated for those having trouble finding a stable ground with emotional ease and spiritual certainty.

Skincare: Spikenard nourishes and regenerates the skin by stimulating blood circulation as well as lymph and nerve supply. The oil is highly for dry and mature skin and will relieve irritation, inflammation, and psoriasis.

Note: Spikenard Essential Oil must be diluted when using on facial skin. See Methods of Usage below for special skin dilution instructions.

Physical: Medicinally, Spikenard Essential Oil can be used for dozens of purposes. The oil serves as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. This helps to heal, relax, and stimulate the overall immune system and one’s entire physical well-being.

The oil will also aid in the regeneration of cells, blood circulation, and secretion of enzymes. Spikenard is especially useful as a deodorant to fully absorb its healing benefits.

Spiritual: Spikenard Essential Oil opens the heart chakra and allows relief of deeply buried grief and resentments, making room for feelings of love and compassion. The oil will help clear energy blockages, anxiety, worry, making Spikenard an excellent meditation component.

Spikenard will activate one’s sensitivity to a higher vibrational fulfillment, removing focus from the mundane.

 

Spikenard Essential Oil balances and enhances the upper and lower chakras, increasing creativity, balancing the mind, and more…

First Chakra: Root – Spikenard is one of the top grounding essential oils, as it stabilizes one’s mind and soul, while connecting one to the earth’s energies. The oil also helps one transcend fear and feel secure.

Second Chakra: Sacral – The Sacral chakra governs our well-being, creativity, and sexuality. Spikenard allows one to let go of unwanted thoughts and emotion, causing more focus on one’s creativity. The oil also supports physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Sexually, spikenard is scientifically proven to enhance the senses, allowing for deeper intimate experiences.

Third Chakra: Solar Plexus – Spikenard balances the Solar Plexus Chakra in a deeply calming sense. The oil soothes and liberates the soul and releases emotional and physical tension that is stored in the Solar Plexus.

Sixth Chakra: Third Eye – Spikenard corrects all sixth chakra imbalances. Physically, the oil increases blood and lymph circulation, which increases functioning of the brain, eyes, ears, and pineal gland. Also, place spikenard on the third eye to relieve headaches.

Emotionally, spikenard instills humility, which will balance insecurity and egoism. Spiritually, spikenard quiets the mind and connects the third eye to the rest of the body.

Seventh Chakra: Crown – In the Crown Chakra, Spikenard spikes divine commitment and devotion. It also helps one undergo transitions and changes without losing sight of one’s peaceful center.

 

Spikenard’s physical and etheric colors can have effects on one’s aura…

Physical Plant Color ~ Green

Oil Color ~ Amber

Etheric Colors ~ Amber-Gold, Mauve, and Blue

 

Spikenard Essential Oil may be used safely and effectively the following ways…

– Neat: Place a drop or two directly onto clean and intact skin. A couple drops on the wrists, shoulders, temples or neck imparts a beautiful aroma and is an effective remedy for stress and nervous depression. To use as deodorant, place a drop or two on each armpit. Note: May be too concentrated to be used undiluted on facial skin.

– Blended with Carrier: Use 15 drops per 1 TBL of carrier oil such as grapeseed, rosehip, jojoba or hazelnut oils, and massage over any area where you would like for healing to occur. This dilution is ideal for facial skin. For more sensitive and mature skin, start out with using a 5 drops per 1 TBL dilution.

– Bath: Place 8 drops into 3 handfuls of bath salt and disperse, or add 8 drops to vodka or whole milk

– Diffusor: Follow diffusor manufacturer’s instructions, but typically add about 8 drops.

– Room Deodorizer: Add 15 drops per 2oz distilled water and spray as desired.