Finding the Sacred Herb for Essential Oil – Nard (Nardostachys Jatamansi)
“While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof”
— Song of Songs 1:12 KJV
Nard, also known as Nardostachys Jatamansi, grows at an altitude of 3,000 – 5,000 feet in the Himalayan mountains. It has thousands of years of history dating back to ancient Israel, where it was recorded as being used for essential oils and also as a precious herbal medicine mentioned in the Bible’s Song of Solomon.
Nard essential oil boasts a wealth of medicinal and therapeutic benefits, such as easing stress and tension, relieving anxiety, insomnia, neurasthenia, epilepsy, and more. In the Bible, Mary of Bethany, sister of Lazarus, also used pure nard as a precious ointment to anoint Jesus’s feet and wiped them dry with her hair
Calming, Sleep-inducing Essential Oil Blend
The method of making nard essential oil was long lost in the Middle East due to incessant wars and population movements. Surprisingly, its unique formulation was passed down to the central Eurasian region, where the Uyghurs have preserved the practice of soothing the mind and body for restful sleep with Nardostachys essential oil. Martin M. Maiwulanjiang, an Uyghur researcher at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, brought this traditional medicinal formulation to Hong Kong. As a good friend of Martin, Dr. PIG®, also known as Dr. Gallant Chan, was fascinated by the herb’s remarkable sleep-enhancing properties compared to prescription sleeping pills. He worked tirelessly over this formula to develop what is now the CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil, named after its use in the Song of Solomon.
Non-addictive, Natural Sleep Aid
A sleep-inducing blend made of 100% natural ingredients, CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil, does not contain addictive substances and is not harmful to the liver. By extracting the natural active ingredients of Nardostachys Jatamansi, CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil facilitates vasodilation and increases blood flow to provide more nutrients to the brain cells. Hence, it protects you from oxidative stress and helps to regulate blood pressure and heart rate while soothing your nervous system. Our sleeping essential oil helps you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to face another busy day in Hong Kong.
Ingredients & Details of Nard Essential Oil
Ingredients of The CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil (Nardostachys)
The CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil is enriched with Jojoba seed oil, Pitaya cactus fruit extract, Spikenard root extract, Lavender oil, Sandalwood oil, and a range of terpenes. Benefits of key ingredients include:
- Jojoba Seed Oil: One of the most stable plant oils, it enhances the stability of essential oils.
- Pitaya Cactus Fruit Extract: Rich in minerals and proteins, it assists in lowering blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure.
- Lavender Essential Oil: Dubbed the "oil of tranquillity", it promotes quality sleep, calms the nerves, and stabilises emotions.
- Sandalwood Oil: Its sweet woody aroma has a calming effect, widely used in meditation and religious rituals.
Uses of The CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil
Rejuvenate your mind and body with our Nard Essential Oil, which has multiple uses:
- Better Sleep: This sleeping essential oil from Hong Kong helps in reducing nervous excitement, elevating the quality of your sleep. The Nardostachys oil ensures you achieve a peaceful and restful slumber.
- Relieve Fatigue: By taking an appropriate amount of Nard Essential Oil, you can regulate blood pressure, promote local blood circulation, and alleviate the fatigue accumulated from daily life.
- Soothing and Calming: Incorporating Nardostachys oil into your routine assists in soothing nerves. It acts as a calming agent, balancing emotions and allowing for a serene and tranquil state of mind.
How to Use The CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil?
Struggling with insomnia or other sleep disorders? Improve your sleep with The CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil. Simply apply an appropriate amount to your scalp each night before sleeping and gently massage until absorbed. If you are looking for more ways to utilise this Nardostachys oil, here are several suggestions
|Aromatherapy Massage||Massaging the Nard Essential Oil onto your scalp helps eliminate physical and mental tension. It is an instant stress reliever for alleviating muscle soreness and stiffness.|
|Diffusion||Add 4-6 drops of Nardostachys oil to a diffuser. This method aids in creating a relaxed ambience, mood regulation, and eliminating unpleasant room odours.|
|Bathing/ Foot Bath||Enhance your bathing or foot bath experience by adding 7-8 drops of the oil. Breathing in the aromatic steam during your soak can alleviate localised fatigue and stress.|
|Sprays||Dilute the Nard essential oil with distilled or pure water at a 1%-3% concentration. Spray it on beds, clothing, furniture, and other everyday items to improve the sleeping environment.|
Regardless of your chosen application method, if you experience any allergic reactions after using the Nard Essential Oil, it is advisable to dilute with a base oil before continuing with the entire product. Enjoy a serene and refreshing experience with this premium sleeping essential oil from Hong Kong.
Prior to using CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil, please do not take any oils internally or apply undiluted to the skin.
Those who are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition should consult a healthcare professional before use.
CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil is sleep-inducing, which may impact activities requiring focus or alertness. Keep out of reach from children and avoid contact with eyes. Best store in a cool, dark place. If you experience an adverse allergic reaction, stop using it immediately and seek medical advice.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is the CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil suitable for all skin types?
While our oil is crafted from natural ingredients and is generally well-tolerated, we recommend a patch test before application, as some individuals may be sensitive to natural products. In case of any adverse reaction, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
Can CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil be used in combination with skincare products?
Generally, CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil can be included in your nightly skincare routine along with other products. However, you should always do patch tests first to ensure no adverse reactions occur due to the combination of ingredients. For specific advice, we recommend consulting with a skincare professional or qualified physician.
Can CANTICLES® Nard Essential Oil help with sleep issues common in Hong Kong’s fast-paced lifestyle?
Our sleeping essential oil is developed specifically to help tackle the challenges of fast-paced lifestyles, like that of Hong Kong. Its soothing properties aid in easing stress, pressure, and anxieties, promoting better sleeping patterns and improving overall well-being.