QUICK ESSENTIAL OIL REFERENCE GUIDE TO SPIKENARD

Have you ever wondered what essential oils you should have on hand for yourself and your family?

I will be posting a quick reference guide to each essential oil to help you choose your personal apothecary.

We’re going to be going over what each oil is good for, how to use it, what it goes with to create a blend, and what to watch out for if you’re pregnant, planning to spend some time in the sun, or dealing with a particular ailment or medical condition.

As I sharing these with you we will be looking at pure, single essential oils, not at the many blended products that are available from just about any essential oil provider. Before you choose any of these blends many of with are touted by glowing testimonials on the distributors websites, or by sales representatives with long-winded spiels. Be sure that you know exactly which oils are in them.

Blends are meant as conveniences to help speed relief to you for an ailment, but they often contain oils you do not require for that purpose. Just as you would not mix up a handful of pills and swallow them without knowing what you were taking, be cautious in using blends that contain ingredients you do not require.

And as with all essential oils, check with your doctor before using any product to be sure it will not react with medications you are currently taking. 

Be an informed consumer and take the safest path to overall wellness.

 

Ok, now that we got all that out of the way today we are going to be talking about…

 

Spikenard

 

The heavy, heady aroma of spikenard comes from a root found in the mountains of northern India as well as in China and Japan.

 

WHAT IS IT USED FOR

  • Aging skin
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Stress
  • Tension

 

HOW IT’S USED

  1. In a vaporizer
  2. In a massage oil blend
  3. In a bath

COMPLEMENTARY OILS

  • Clary Sage
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Neroli
  • Patchouli
  • Vetiver

 

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR:

Spikenard oil is not associated with any specific warnings.

 

BLEND OF THE DAY: Back Pain

 

RUB

You will need:

2 tablespoons avocado or olive carrier oil

10 drops marjoram essential oil

10 drops rosemary essential oil

10 drops sage essential oil

 

To make the rub

  1. Pour the avocado carrier oil into a small glass or ceramic bowl.
  2. Add the marjoram, rosemary, and sage essential oils to the carrier oil, and stir to combine.
  3. Rub this blend into the muscles of your back or have someone else help you.

 

NEAT BLEND

You will need:

10 drops basil essential oil

10 drops cypress essential oil

 

To make the blend

  1. Using a dropper, transfer the basil and cypress essential oils into a small glass or ceramic bowl, and stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingers, apply this undiluted blend at least 3 times a day to the affected area.

 

SOAK

You will need:

1/2 cup Epsom salt

10 drops clary sage essential oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

 

To make the rub

  1. Pour the salt into a glass or ceramic bowl.
  2. Add the clary sage and lavender essential oils to the salt, and stir to combine.
  3. Add the mixture to a bathtub filled with warm water, and stir to dissolve.
  4. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes

 

 

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Sources:

Image by silviarita from Pixabay
Image by annca from Pixabay

Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press

ISBN #9780989558693

Information pulled June 11, 2020

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