John 12:3 Anointing Oil: Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus lived whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint
[a] of pure nard (spikenard) an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
As stated in the biblical passage Nard or Spikenard oil was used to wash the feet of Jesus Christ. Spikenard is known as a sedative and has relaxing properties and a wonderful scent. It was used as a perfume and deodorant in ancient days. Nard or Spikenard oil was also used in skin care for rough skin, with olive oil for haemorrhoids, applied to the stomach area to help with digestion and on wounds or cuts to help disinfect and speed healing.
When applied to the feet and crown of the head this blend of oil is said to help to ground a person, promote equilibrium and to enhance spiritual stability.
Pure Olive oil and Spikenard essential oil were carefully blended to make an anointing blend of John 12:3, after due consideration was given to the biblical passage regarding its formulation and modern day knowledge of essential oils.
Apply a small amount of the oil while anointing the head and feet of a person, or use a small amount to rub into the feet after washing. A small amount can be rubbed on the temples and / or the back of the neck to promote sleep and relaxation. Use for a relaxing massage. Rub on the stomach to help digestion. Also be conscious of the fact that this is an oily substance and beware of slipping after applying to the feet or body. Use sparingly. Clean spills immediately to avoid accidents.