Spikenard oil is distilled from the roots of plants. To me it smells like wet nutrient-rich dirt. Spikenard has been used for centuries. It has been used in Ayurvedic health practices of India. When you think of Spikenard, think of skin. I like to rub it on my face at night. Our Spikenard is from Nepal.
Aging Skin: Add a few drops to your moisturizer, mix in your palms and apply on your face.
Irritated Skin: Dilute with Fractionated Coconut oil and blend with Cedarwood oil then apply it to irritated skin. These two oils are very gentle, so they can be applied to sensitive areas on your body that need this kind of attention.1
Skin Cleansing: Add a few drops of Spikenard in with your cleanser before cleansing your skin. Spikenard is powerful against environmental threats.2
Sleep & Relaxation: Add to your diffuser before bed and rub on the bottom of your feet for a more relaxing and restful sleep. Spikenard helps relieve tension and stress throughout your whole body. 3
Gas & Ingestion: Dilute 1-2 drops of Spikenard with Fractionated Coconut oil. Massage on tummy in on the arch of the bottom of your feet. If you tend to have a stressful response to the world, use Spikenard daily.
Eye: Dilute 1-2 drops of Spikenard with Fractionated Coconut oil a massage on big toes.
Muscle Spasms: Dilute 1-2 drops of Spikenard with Fractionated Coconut oil and mix with 3 drops of Deep Blue Soothing blend a massage on affected areas.
Spikenard is the oil of Gratitude. According to the Emotions & Essential Oils, the negative emotions Spikenard oil helps to shift are as follows: Ungrateful, resisting, victim mentality, angry, greedy, selfish, and expecting bad luck.
The positive properties we can incorporate are the following: Grateful, acceptance, content, and peaceful.
Calming & Contentment: Create a personalized fragrance by combining Spikenard with Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Rose, and Vetiver. Adjust the ratios to suit your preference.
Reducing Selfishness: Spikenard helps you be grounded so that you aren’t always caught up in your own problems and agenda. Your perspective changes and becomes clearer the more you use Spikenard. Rub on the big toes and inhale.
Say, “I see beyond me.”
Spikenard was mentioned in the Bible. A woman used it on Jesus to show gratitude. Other references can be found in Song of Solomon 1:12, 4:13, 4:14
“And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head” — Mark 14:3
“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.”—John 12:3
Some of us are under the illusion that we are grateful beings. We all hope we are grateful. When you smell Spikenard, it will help you reveal the truth.
Gratitude is an interesting concept that has depth beyond mere good manners and saying ‘thank you.’ Gratitude is a high level of energy vibration that helps people see from a higher perspective. Your heart continues to swell with awe and humility when you have gratitude. Your eyes see blessings in all situations.
When I first smelled Spikenard, it smelled bitter. That told me that I needed to work on gratitude. Gratitude is about my perspective. Even ‘trials and challenges’ can be good. I worked on understanding gratitude deeper to the point where I could be so grateful for my challenges. It helps me feel excited (and a bit nervous) with every new challenge. I know the challenges will be for my own good, and I would not trade it in for the world.
Spikenard helps us accept and be content with our situation and not ‘wish it goes away!’ The trials are gifts from God, so we need to accept them and magnify the potential of what blessings they can bring to us and our lives.
Spikenard helps us change how we view trials. We look for the blessings and perfection in that struggle. Our greatest teachers are trials. Nelson Mandela’s prison sentence was a blessing not only to him but to the world when he learned the wisdom to lead a peaceful revolution.
Our traumas give us a specialized empathy of others that we wouldn’t otherwise have. It develops wonderful skills and wisdom that can fuel your passions and purposes.
Sometimes, I can see all of what I’ve done for others with my good intentions but sometimes I can’t see other’s good intentions and efforts for me. Your spouse, children, friends and family probably do more for you than you see. Using Spikenard helps us get out of our world and notice others too.
You will know when your change of perspective is sufficient. Spikenard will smell nicer to you.
Appreciation & Gratitude: Blend Myrrh, Spikenard and Wild Orange oil together. 1:1:1 ratio and count your blessings. Look for and record all the good things that God and others have done for you. This is a blend I’ve created for appreciation and gratitude. Life is easier, smoother and the world supports us when we are more grateful.
Say, “I appreciate all the abundant blessings I’ve been given.” “I allow and continue to attract the abundant blessings into my life.”
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