100% Pure Essential Oil
Scientific name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Oil origin: Root
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Heavy, woody
Odor strength: Medium
Evaporation: Base note
Native to the Himalayas, spikenard was traded along the ancient spice routes. The Bible mentions Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus' feet with spikenard oil. North American Indians used spikenard for bruises, wounds, swellings, and inflammations. This upright herbaceous perennial grows to a height reaching up to 60 cm high.
The medicinal part of spikenard is the rhizome (root). Spikenard lengthens the time that the brain chemical GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a natural relaxant, circulates through your system, therefore extending sensations of relaxation. When applied topically, spikenards relaxing components are absorbed through the skin. Spikenard has a sedative and calming effect on the nervous system. In studies, spikenard demonstrated a hepatoprotective effect (Ali 2000). The oil has also shown to reduce oxidation of lipids in the liver (Tripathi 1996). An increase in neurotransmitters was also observed during a 15-day administration of spikenard (Prabhy 1994). It is also used to fight infections, reduce inflammation, vivify dull skin, and acts as an anxiolytic.
Spikenard essential oil is an antibiotic, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, laxative, sedative, tonic, and antioxidant.
Spikenard essential oil is an exotic addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, and candles.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
You won't find a higher quality 100% Pure Spikenard Essential Oil anywhere
One of my more commonly used additions to my aromatherapy collection - highly recommended!!
I actually really like it. I thought it might be a bit on the stanky side, but no. Very relaxing.
Very strong earthy notes. It's my husbands favorite essential oil and I plan to make a ton of stuff with this! Its very reasurring that Jesus himself used this essential oil, umong others, and I find it even more powerful!
Earthy smell and relaxing, I have not used it other than to diffuse but I am curious to try it in a skin care oil!
Love this! I use it for muscle pain.
I like this stuff
Will be used in many products
OMG !!! this is one of my favs
I have no clue how to use this oil but it smells good and I really should figure it! Jade bloom rock! Woo hoo!
I had been wanting to try spikenard for some time now but couldn’t afford it until I found Jade Bloom. I was told it was good for hair so I wanted to try it in my homemade shampoo. Also, I read that it’s great to use as a facial cleanser. Well I put it in my face care regimen and the smell was horrid. I’ve never smelled a jockstrap but that’s what immediately came to mind when is smelled it.
Use this for lots of calming recipes
I tried this because I'm most interested in oils mentioned in the Bible. I did not like the smell at first. However, now it doesn't bother me and I like it. It did take a while and I found that at first when I wasn't fond of the smell, it smelled a lot better on the days I was in a lot of pain. In fact almost good. Now I like the smell all the time. This is one I pray to always have on hand.
(N.B.-This review is based on the 1ml sample size when first released. I love the size, that it is glass, and has an orifice reducer. This is much better than the thin long glass vial samples from other companies that don't pour out. Until it all comes out all over, and all at once, and your sample is wasted after just trying to get a drop or two. This was much better but still very very difficult to even get a drop out, especially exactly where you want it. So no waste but still frustrating. If the reducer was improved it would be perfect as the size is excellent.)
Very potent scent. This one I use sparingly!
The smell isn't too bad. Going to try using it to help with sleep.
Very Potent, a few drops mixed with coconut oil in my bath, will put me rite to sleep.
I get cold sores when body is stressed and one drop of this oil eliminates the pain. awesome!
It is very strong! Don't really like the smell....had to wrap it up really good because of the scent. But it is good mixed with another oil.
BIBLICAL OIL...KEEPS ME CALM
This oil surprised me. It's a fascinating oil due to it's history. But aside from that ancient, mysterious vibe it gives off, it works very well to relieve headaches and anxiety. It's a bit sedating. So glad I got my hands on this little bottle!
I found spikenard essential oil very unique and relaxing. It reminded me of ancient times....almost like my DNA remembered it from times past. I diluted it with a carrier oil and applied it to my feet and calves. I immediately felt a sense of relaxation and nostalgia.
I love Jade Bloom and can not say enough positive things about the essential oils and oil infused natural products! I have ordered many items across the board and all are delivered in a timely manner, in excellent condition. The spikenard is the absolutely the best of all that I've tried. I'll continue ordering Jade Bloom!
You have to buy this to try it and see the wonders this oil does for skin!
I love Spikenard its a new favorite. I have degenerative disks in cervical spine as well as lumbar and this oil blended with frankincense and a carrier oil is fabulous!
I have constant pain in my feet and also spinal stenosis. I made a blend of spikenard, frankincense, peppermint and almond oil in a 10 ml roller ball. This is the first time I have EVER gotten total relief in my feet and it worked great on my back also! I can't wait to pass some on to a friend to try with her restless leg syndrome! Amazing!
The scent of spikenard is deeply mysterious and almost strange in a way. It definitely stands on its own as far a scent characteristic but in some ways has an almost fixative property as it enhances other oils. I mix 2 drops of this and 2 drops of roman chamomile in a carrier oil for leg cramps. It works!!!
SPIKENARD SMELLS AWFUL!
However, if you are truly looking for a natural pain reliever, then this oil is for you!!!
When applied to my infected cuticle, it immediately heated my skin up and totally numbed the pain to the point where... before spikenard, just lightly touching on the area nearly brought me to tears, but after applying spikenard, I could literally slap the infected area with out feeling pain!!! This oil is the only thing that would help my infected finger. So thankful to have tried it and get awesome results. Sorry for the TMI but this oil works!!!!! I had multiple people in my life saying I needed to go to the ER because my finger was so swollen from the infection, but I just kept on doing the essential oil thing and what do you know.... IT WORKED :)
This is my first time with spikenard. The smell is awful - not sure if I got a bad batch. It is a sickening medicinally strong smell. Nothing pleasant and calming about it. Will not use it again.
OFFICIAL RESPONSE FROM JADE BLOOM October 4, 2016 7:23PM
Hello Karitkeya - The smell of Spikenard essential oil is not pleasant to many, and as you described, it is medicinally strong. Please contact our support team and they'll be happy to assist you in returning this oil if you decide you would not like to use it for its medicinal properties.
I'm usually up for hours with tonic water trying to quell the twitches and I've been known to "pedal a bike" all night. Last night I finally got up and applied a drop of spikenard to the sole of each foot and almost immediately the leg twitches stopped! I plan to make a good diluted rollerball in the morning to keep by my bedside. This is a strongly scented oil so be prepared!
I love Jade Bloom!
Mix 30 drops with 4 oz. of water in spray bottle, shake well and spritz on hair after shampooing. Helps keep hair its natural color, good for scalp and it softens.
My dad just fell shoveling ice on Xmas day 2015...He's been to the ER and he can't see a dr until 11 more days since they are booked solid
He's in so much pain, the meds that they have him on aren't helping him out much at all - since I know my essential oils I thought I would try a new blend together to see how well it worked on three people in my family plus my dad.
The swelling // redness// bruising has gone down so much its amazing !!!
My husband has A bad shoulder from pulling out pallets in a warehouse I made him this blend
He said in 5 minutes the pain left him and he felt he had a new shoulder this lasted a good 4 hours. He wants me to get 5 bottles of spikenard and frankincense to make him up Emergency roll ons. It's also great for knees and lower sciatic backs
I have been using Jade Bloom oils since just a couple of months after they got the company started and I have to say I could not be more pleased with the quality of these oils. I started out using Young Living Oils and I was convinced there were no oils out there as good as theirs, but then I discovered Jade Bloom and since I ordered my first bottle I have never looked back. Sure, there are a few oils that Jade doesn't have yet that I still order from them, but Jade Blooms are just as good as the others and at a much lower price. I have compared oils side by side and alternated use and Jade has stood up to the test every single time. These oils have literally changed my life. I use them every day. Also, the customer service at Jade is simply the best customer service I have ever had with any company. They are very prompt to answer all phone calls and emails. I haven't had many issues, mostly some leaky bottles, but the few that I have had were immediately addressed and replaced and/or compensated. I am a loyal customer for life and look forward to discovering more oils to come ! Give Jade a try ! You will be glad you did !
I bought a bottle to try for pain and have loved it so much I've bought several more to share with folks for Christmas. So far I have used it to relieve pain for a staph sore, 2 cuts (1 on a shin and 1 on the crease of a hand), aging knees in my husband, a knee injury in my sister, my mother's knees with an old injury and old microfracture surgery (she has had the worst time with pain, and I am ecstatic to be able to help her find some relief!), and my neck and back (a couple injured discs). In all cases, relief began within seconds and lasted minimally a couple hours, but usually half a day to a whole day.
This has immediately become a favorite oil of mine.
Yay pain relief!
One thing: the smell stays with you all day. I like to mix a little lemon in to cut the initial sharpness.
Good for many uses ... But Great as a sleep aid!!!
I ordered this a while ago, even reviewed it before & said I wasn't quite sure how to use it. I wrote Jade Bloom Customer service & was told it is good for pain. I have a bulging disc in my back which was really hurting last weekend & nothing was touching the pain; then I remembered the Spikenard. I mixed several drops Spikenard, Frankincense & Grape Seed Oil & applied it to the area before I went to bed. I awoke once in the middle of the night & since I was up I reapplied. The next morning the pain was gone! I now know what I will continue to use the Spikenard for! Thanks Jade Bloom!
I use as a sleep aid
Not at all what I expected; I've never smelled anything quite like it, it has a very unique scent. I haven't quite figured out how to best use this oil yet. Open to suggestion!
A friend just got this oil and she says it helps to get her relaxed for sleep
Used this for the first time last night in my diffuser and it put me in a very relaxed mood and was easier to fall asleep. So glad Jade has great quality oil at affordable prices !