Spikenard essential oil comes from the distilled roots of the low growing Herbaceous plant.
With its spicy, woody scent, Spikenard invokes wisdom and magic. It has an uplifting aroma to aid in the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depressive moods, whilst also enhancing tranquillity and calm. If you want to encourage a deeper sedative state, it can be helpful to blend Spikenard with sandalwood, patchouli or galangal.
Valued in ancient times with a high price, partly due to the cost of importing it from far, it was often only used by the upper classes. Used as a perfume, for its medicinal properties, in religious ceremonies, and to anoint bodies in preparation for burial.
In the bible, it was used by Mary of Bethany, during Jesus’ last supper before his crucifixion. Normally reserved for Kings and those of high honour, Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with Spikenard, in an intentional act to demonstrate how highly she thought of her friend.
“I am the co-creator of my reality. I experience gratitude for everything I have in my life.”
Still to this day Spikenard is used to promote clean, healthy skin. Combine it with a cream and use on your body to encourage a smooth glow to your skin.
With its anti-bacterial properties, Spikenard can aid in the healing of infections. It can be useful to apply to wounds with bacterial infections, or to fungal infections like athletes foot and inside the body it can help with bacterial infections of the kidney, urinary bladder, urethra, and food poisoning.
Spikenard also contains anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to reduce the severity of pancreatitis.
Spikenard works well with the third eye to enhance your gifts of perception more accurately and solidify your intuition. It brings a greater awareness of acceptance to the circumstances happening in your life and with that, a sense of gratitude and peaceful grounding.
Spikenard blends well with cypress, geranium, juniper berry, myrrh, wild orange, and lavender.