Gratitude - Spikenard

Jun 02, 2021

This is a blog repost published on Cherished and Successful on 3rd June, 2020

My dearest Cherished sisters

Assalamu alaikum

We are now entering the start of the summer season with all its blessings Alhamdulillah.

With the summer season comes a multitude of blessings, the trees with their abundance of foliage the array of colourful flowers, lush green meadows and warm sunny days.

As we enter June we are focusing on Gratitude.  This month I have chosen Spikenard oil known as the oil of Gratitude.

Spikenard has been used for centuries is mentioned in ancient scriptures and is revered as a precious oil. 'nard'  comes from a Hebrew word and means light.

Also used in Ayurvedic medicine this earthy, woody and spicy smelling essential oil is sourced from the sub-alpine and alpine regions of the Himalayan mountains and is part of the valerian family of plants that are known for their relaxing and grounding properties.

We are told by Allah :

Why show gratitude?

'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]' [14:7]

We have so much to be grateful for every single second of our lives, showing our gratitude to the One who creates every blessing is a Cherished Muslimahs way of giving thanks and earning the pleasure of Allah.

How can Spikenard oil support us?

Let's see how Spikenard oil can help us to truly appreciate and show gratitude for:

  • our personal blessings
  • all the people in our lives
  • the world we live in

Personal blessings

Showing gratitude for all Allah has given us is not hard to do when we really acknowledge our personal blessings.

All of us have so much to be grateful for, our wonderful five senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch

are gifts given freely to us, Alhamdulillah.

checkout The Cherished Seasons Endless Gratitude E-book for ways we can show our Gratitude.

Using Spikenard aromatically whilst focusing on our sense of smell is an effective way to send messages through the limbic system of the brain which creates new pathways of thinking, and will encourage us to accept and be grateful for all of life's experiences,

Gratitude diffuser blend

3 drops Spikenard

3 drops wild orange

2 drops of Lavender


People in our lives

How can Spikenard help us to truly be grateful for the people in our lives


When inhaling this oil


Allah does not test us with more than we can bear.

After every hardship comes ease


Spikenard contains around 170 compounds which means its a very diverse oil and can be used for many physical and emotional applications

and giving gratitude to Allah



History of spikenard


Support us physically and emotionally

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