Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Revered since ancient times for its uplifting, relaxing aroma and ability to promote clean skin, Spikenard essential oil is still extremely useful and beneficial today. Used to promote healthy skin, relaxation, and an uplifted mood, Spikenard essential oil is known for its distinct, woody, spicy scent that creates a pleasant aroma when diffused or used as a personal perfume.
Are you interested in buying your own bottle of Spikenard essential oil? You can learn more about purchasing by visiting the Spikenard essential oil product information page.
The release of doTERRA Spikenard essential oil was announced at the 2016 doTERRA Convention, along with other new product releases. Before releasing a new product, doTERRA always ensures that we can sustain responsible sourcing and efficient testing, and bring oil users the most pure and potent CPTG® oils available. Like other doTERRA essential oils, Spikenard essential oil has been responsibly sourced, thoroughly tested, and retains the pure, natural elements that make it a high quality product.
Native to the alpine regions of the Himalayas, Nardostachys jatamansi is a flowering plant that belongs to the Valerian family. The plant produces small, delicate pink flowers, and thrives in high altitudes, which is why it flourishes so easily in the Himalayan mountains. Spikenard essential oil can be found in the roots of the plant and is produced using the process of steam distillation. For centuries, Spikenard has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic health practices native to India, and was historically used to anoint those of high honor.
doTERRA sources Spikenard essential oil from Nepal, where they can provide sustainable income for Spikenard harvesters and distillers. Because many of these harvest areas are remote, it can be difficult for distillers and harvesters to receive the income necessary to support their families. With the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative in Nepal, Spikenard harvesters and distillers can enjoy fair, on time payments. Not only does this initiative help the harvesters themselves, but doTERRA also works to help these rural areas with special community projects that aim to improve quality of life.
When blending Spikenard oil with other essential oils, consider using woody or spicy oils like Clove, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Myrrh, or Vetiver oil. Spikenard also pairs well with floral essential oils like Geranium, Lavender, and Rose. The unique aroma of Spikenard essential oil also pairs well with refreshing essential oils like Wild Orange.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.