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.