Spikenard, Green(Nardostachys jatamansi) essential oil-Nepal wild harvested

Green spikenard essential oil is a light yellowish green to dark olive green liquid displaying a deep, earthy-rooty, precious woods bouquet with a green, mossy, musky undertone of good tenacity

Many people wonder some spikenard is green and some amber or brown and my feeling is that the green color is due to the fact tha...t the distillation, for the most part occurs in deep rural parts of Nepal where copper vessels are often used for distillation. During the distillation process there is a chemical interaction with roots being distilled which imparts a green tinge to it of various degrees. If crude iron vessels are used a dark brown oil is produced and stainless steel, a lighter brown oil is produced. The very same thing happens when vetiver is distilled in copper, crude iron or stainless steel.

Other factors also influence the color and odor depending on the age of the roots, the soil they are grown in, etc. As the roots are in direct contact with the earth it takes on the qualities of those various earth types. The chemistry of spikenard varies considerably according to these environmental conditions and this also influences the final odor so the above mentioned notes on olfactory properties are just meant to give some idea of the scent one encounters on smelling spikenard.

In natural perfumery spikenard is used in sacred perfumes, forest notes, earth accords, incense bouquets, fougere, Oriental bases, musk accords amber notes, precious woods bases, heavy florals

Blends well with-
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