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Jatamansi Essential Oil

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Among the most revered of all herbal remedies, Jatamansi oil is considered the supreme oil for sleep and deep relaxation.

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About Jatamansi Essential Oil

This dark green jatamansi oil, also known as Himalayan spikenard, is distilled from sustainably harvested roots gathered from community forests in Nepal. Spikenard oil is an important Ayurvedic herb throughout all of India.

Jatamansi oil is one of the most effective essential oils for supporting a calm mind and balanced body. Those who suffer from worry or other overly active and mental habits will benefit immensely from regular use of this special oil. Jatamansi is calming and grounding and is highly revered for its ability to support deep sleep and to help one work through and release subconscious trauma. Spikenard oil is similar in quality to valerian, but is considered preferable because it is less dulling in its effects and possesses a sweeter and more pleasant fragrance.

Use jatamansi oil diluted in a carrier oil on the bottom of the feet and/or crown of the head before bed to promote deep sleep and positive dream states. Jatamansi oil is one of the most important herbal medicines for dealing with grief after losing a loved one. It can also be used to anoint those who are transitioning from life to death.

Jatamansi oil has a strong fragrance of moist earth, like the high altitude forest floor where it is found, and the distinct odor of the valerianacea family.

How to Use Jatamansi Essential Oil

  • Sleep Deep, Dream Vividly: Use a drop of jatamansi oil on the bottom of the feet and crown of the head before bed to promote a rejuvenating night of rest and meaningful dream states. Give it a try–you may be surprised by how wonderful the experience is!
  • In Moments of Stress and Worry: To support a balanced, calm mind and emotional equilibrium, add one drop of jatamansi essential oil to one teaspoon of massage oil and apply to the temples or forehead.
  • Direct Palm Inhalation: Perhaps the easiest way to use jatamansi oil is through a simple direct palm inhalation. Place a drop of this deeply calming oil in the palm of your hand and gently rub your palms together. Then, bring your hands towards your face and take a deep inhalation.

Other Ways To Use Jatamansi Essential Oil

  • Blend jatamansi oil with any massage oil, such as marula or jojoba, and use in a relaxing, tranquil massage blend for your whole body before or after a bath or shower. Add several drops and apply as a warm compress to soothe and relax any specific area of the body.

Jatamansi Essential Oil Recipes

Safety Considerations for Jatamansi Essential Oil

Do not take spikenard essential oil internally. Though the potential for skin irriation is low, do not apply directly to the eyes or mucous membranes. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner. The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any disease or health condition. The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:Nardostachys jatamansi
  • Composition: 100% Pure Jatamansi Essential Oil
  • Origin: Nepal
  • Plant Part: Spikenard Roots
  • Extraction: Steam Distillation
  • Cultivation/Harvesting: Wild-harvested
  • Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)

Jatamansi Essential Oil Profile

Jatamansi is an endangered plant due to its widespread use and to unsustainable harvesting practices. This jatamansi oil is ethically wildcrafted from sustainably harvested roots gathered from community forests in Nepal.

Aromatic Profile and Blending of Jatamansi Essential Oil

This heavy, sweet-woody jatamasi oil is reminiscent of valerian, yet sweeter and more pleasant. It blends well with cedarwood oil, sandalwood oil, lavender oil, patchouli oil, pine oil and vetiver oil. Jatamansi oil is one of the primary ingredients in Floracopeia's Vata blend.

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Ayurvedic Wisdom for Jatamansi Essential Oil

Jatamansi is among the more revered herbs in Ayurvedic healing. From an Ayurvedic perspective, Jatamansi is a supreme remedy for problems caused by Vata (Wind), which causes deterioration of tissue, depletes energy and creates dryness, fatigue and persistent dissatisfaction. By balancing "wind," this Himalayan spikenard oil will greatly assist in slowing down the overly active mind and will support tranquility and peacefulness. Jatamansi oil is also cooling in nature and therefore is good for some Pitta (fire) related problems, especially those of the mind (such as anger and rage).

How Meghan Uses Jatamansi Essential Oil

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Lovely essential oil!


Jatamansi has become one of my go-to essential oils whenever I have trouble sleeping. I was warned that I might find the scent offensive, but surprisingly, I love the scent! It’s sweeter and more pleasant than Valarian root (which I can’t stand, because it smells a lot like dirty gym clothes left in the locker for a long time). I’m glad that there is an alternative to Valarian root and thanks to Floracopeia, I learned about this essential oil. This is going to be a staple in my home.

One of my favorite oils


I've found out about this oil through Floracopeia and decided to order one, not knowing what to expect. It has quickly become one of my favorite Oils and I use it every night before going to bed. I mix it with Frankincense and a citrus oil (lemon or grapefruit) in a carrier oil and massage my feet and put a dash on top of my head before sleep. I absolutely love the smell! It is very earthy and so pleasant! Thank you, Floracopeia!

Healing oil


This has a strong fragrance, so I mix a little Himalayan mint with it in my diffuser. I don’t use it often, but when I do I have amazing dreams. If I’m not feeling well, it seems to help me sleep and heal.

Deliciously Intoxicating for Sleep


I absolutely love this oil for bedtime. Just a few inhalations and I feel my mind start to relax and release for the night. I place a drop on the crown of my head a few on my wrists and massage some into the soles of my feet. It helps me feel dreamy and drift off more easily. It’s been a part of my bedtime ritual for about 5 years. Can’t wait until it’s back in stock.

Floracopeia's Response:

Thank you so much for your review, Myriam! We're glad to hear Jatamansi has been so effective for you and thank you for sharing your bedtime ritual! We promise to announce as soon as Jatamansi is both legally and ethically available to source from Tibet again. Thank you for your patience while we wait!

Highly recommended


One of my absolute favorite oils! It creates a centered, peaceful feeling. I lightly apply it to the bottoms of my feet at night and I sleep soundly.



This oil helps calm me down before bed 💜💜💜

Love the scent!!


Deep, heavy, earthy, soul stirring! Love this scent!

Love it so much! I need more.


Amazing sleep! I miss having it as you have been out for some time.

Amazing for so many reasons!


When I teach intro to aromatherapy to my massage students at a local college, this is one they remember-I ask them to take a big whiff and dont tell them about it first-it always makes them sleepy and they are very aurprised at the effect. Then I wake them back up with other oils...I also use on clients who have trouble relaxing (foot application) but have to be cateful not to inhale too much myself, lol! It has a strong cloying aroma, which some people love and others do not, so I always have clients take a 'test whiff' before using. It is so effective I would not use on anyone in frail health or at risk of falling.

Please come back!


I love this essential oil but use so sparingly as it has not been available again for a few years. Please come back.

Great scent, very comforting, and strengthening!


I simply love the rich, earthy fragrance of this essential oil. Jatamansi is so comforting and strengthening. For years I suffered from insomnia, but Jatamansi helps me ease into a deep restful sleep.

Very high quality


I don’t know when you will carry it again, but I have purchased it in the past several times and it is a high quality oil, very grounding, superb scent, very beneficial for calming and sleep. It is an endangered plant and I use just a little bit to make it last, and I don’t trust that other brands would be the real thing.

Floracopeia's Response:

Hello Penney, we are really hoping to get this oil back in stock soon! Nepal is finally issuing CITES certificates and we are patiently waiting in line for ours! It's been several years since we (or anyone) could legally import this precious resource and we are excited for us, for our customers and for the people in Nepal who rely on the industry.

One of my favs!!


This essential oil is very grounding for me. One of my favs!

The best oil!!


You truly have tracked down one of the best I've experienced.



High Standards for Our Plant Relatives. This oil is simply dreamy.

So lovely!


Such a lovely herb to calm the emotions, slip into dreamland.

Awesome Oil


Jatamunsi is phenomenal for easing nerve pain!

Love it!


Highest quality and ethically sound-the best!

Jatamansi is a Mind Life Saver For Me

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I was disheartened when Jatamansi was not available. I suffer anxiety disorder from a past broken neck (actually internally decapitated, and my neck bone healed in the opposite direction, pressing against my nerves and muscles.) Also, my only, very Loving son died to his human life two years ago, and although I know his spirit is still alive, I miss him terribly. His death was a major trauma that threw me into major depression. Of course this is another anxiety for me, and when the “emotional tsunamis” hit, I use my Jatamansi which actually helps relieve my anxiety. I use it semi-sparingly to preserve it. I also add a mix in a 2 oz bottle to spray and massage my husband’s feet at night, and he’s in heaven on earth. I just ordered three more bottles, and I pray it doesn’t go out of stock again, before I can order another three. Jatamansi is one of my favorite oils. Thank You!

Floracopeia's Response:

Hello Christine, thank you for the lovely review. It's wonderful that the Jatamansi is so helpful. We were also very disheartened by the inability to legally and ethically attain Jatamansi. Nepal banned the export almost 4 years ago and has just started issuing the CITES certificates required to export this endangered plant! We will be working hard to try to keep this in stock consistently now that the legal and ethical issues are resolved in Nepal.

Like nothing else I know.


I saw an add for this and was interested because a family member has great difficulties with sleep and insomnia.
<br>I just received my bottle.
<br>It is a unique smell. Like nothing else.
<br>And it is very strong, so a little bit is enough.
<br>I tried it only once so far and I plan to explore combining it with lemon & frankincense as someone else suggested.
<br>I slept great, but I usually do.
<br>I look forward to seeing how my family member responds to using this!