Aroma: Heavy balsamic, bitter-spicy, earthy/woody, and long lasting
Latin Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Country of Origin: Nepal
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing plants
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Roots
Color: Yellow / greenish / amber
Perfumery Note: Base
Aromatherapy Properties: Relaxing, grounding, and restorative
Suggested Use: A tiny amount goes a long way. Mix in an essential oil blend for a relaxing and grounding effect.
History: This is one of the oldest known perfumery materials, cherished by the Egyptians and used for centuries in royal cosmetic preparations.
It is mentioned in the Bible in the song of Solomon, and Mary Magdalena anointed Jesus' feet before the Last Supper.
Spikenard is a threatened species. Use this essential oil sparingly!
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute heavily with topical use. May be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.