Botanical Name: Nardostachys grandiflora jatamansi.
Main Constituents: α-Pinene, β-Pinene, and 3,7 Guaiadiene
Plant Part: Root
Description / Colour / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow to green liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a strong aroma, it has a deep woody, slightly musky odour similar to that of Valerian.
Blends With: Fir Needle, Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver and Essential Oils of spices.
Product Abstract: Also known as Jatamansi, Spikenard is an aromatic herb with a strongly pungent rhizome root. It is native to the mountainous regions of Northern India, as well as China and Japan. Spikenard was one of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in the Bible in Song of Solomon, and in the Book of John where Mary used it to anoint the feet of Jesus. It has also been used historically by wealthy Roman women in perfumes and beauty preparations.
- Steam-Distilled: India
- Organic Grade: India
- Cosmetic Grade: Cosmetic Grade oils are suitable for applications in skin and hair formulations including creams, lotions, shampoos etc. and are for external use only. The oils have been modified from their natural state in line with IP/BP/EP/USP (pharma) standards to suit the commercial requirements of the industry.
- Steam-Distilled: Natural Essential Oils are 100% pure, extracted through steam distillation and sold as is without any alteration to their composition. The oils are highly volatile and potent and retain almost all of their therapeutic benefits. They are ideal for natural and high end cosmetic formulations, can be applied directly (after appropriate dilution) or used for aromatherapy benefits.
- Organic: Natural Essential Oils that are also Certified Organic (USDA/ECOCERT/INDOCERT)
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.