Mountain Rose Herbs

Certified Organic

Spikenard Essential Oil

  • Nardostachys jatamansi
  • Origin: Nepal
Spikenard Essential Oil

Parts Used


Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification



Heavy, sweet-woody, spicy-animal odor, somewhat similar to valerian oil


Mostly used in the fragrance industry. It is also known for its healing properties.

Blends Well With

Cistus, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, vetiver

Herbal Miscellany

Spikenard has many biblical references. It is one of the eleven herbs burned in the holy temple. It is also mentioned in the Song of Solomon.


Oil Specific: None known.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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