Nard Shemen©™ High-Quality Essential Oil Blend
MADE IN ISRAEL
I have gotten requests for this oil blend from many customers who were sick of being duped by the so-called anointing oils on the market called “Nard” which were nothing but fragrance oils mixed into olive oil and there was no Spikenard or Lavender in it. The aroma is a light sweet spice honey floral ancient aroma.
So I set out to create the perfect Nard anointing oil blend by carefully blending together classic Spikenard, Spike Lavender, and Lavender Stoeches together into Olive Oil from Shilo. Very Powerful Aroma so a little does go a long way.
Nard in Hebrew and in Greek as Nardo. This oil was often used to anoint the head for headaches and tired achy feet after a long Journey walk. Often times it was mixed with other sweet oils and worn as a perfume.
Nard has an earthy, woodsy, slightly sweet aroma and is intensely relaxing for the entire system.
Take note that Spikenard is a critically endangered species of plant so we are careful of how much we use and limit the amount we sell. After careful consideration, we’ve decided to continue sourcing this wildcrafted essential oil from our Artisan distiller due to the painstaking, sustainable way they harvest portions of the roots (once every few years) in a rotation that doesn’t harm the life cycles of the plants.
This supports a healthy ecosystem in the forest, which is carefully managed by authorities. Spikenard is a precious essential oil that deserves complete respect.
The ancient Greeks called Lavender Nardus, after the Syrian city of Naarda, and were commonly called Nard by Ancient Israelites. Lavender was one of the holy herbs used to prepare the Holy Essence and Nard, or ‘Spikenard’ which is referred to as Desert Spike Lavender which is mentioned in the Bible in the ‘Song of Solomon’ among other places.
Lavender derives its name from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash”. The Israelites and Romans alike used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, clothes, and even hair. They also discovered its medicinal properties such as Analgesic; Antidepressant; Antiseptic; Anti-inflammatory; Antiviral; Bactericidal; Decongesting; Diuretic; Deodorant; Tonic – strengthens and restores vitality to various body systems; restful, mood-uplifting.
Rabbis tell us that it is quite possible that the name Spikenard refers to Lavender and because spike lavender is so abundant in the deserts of Israel the name Spike-Nard came about.
Song of Songs 4:13
Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates, with precious fruits: henna with spikenard plants,
Song of Songs 4:14
Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree; myrrh and aloes, with all the best spices.
Song of Songs 1:12
While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
Analgesic; Antidepressant; Antiseptic; Anti-inflammatory; Antiviral; Bactericidal; Decongesting; Diuretic; Deodorant; Tonic – strengthens and restores vitality to various body systems; Uplifting.