Vetiver Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Vetiveria Zizanoides
PLANT PART: Root
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: Has a medium consistency, and is a brown to reddish brown liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A base note with a strong aroma, has an earthy, woody scent characteristic of oils derived from roots, with a rich note that is popular in products designed for men.
BLENDSWITH: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood,
Spikenard, Vanilla, and Ylang-ylang.
BENEFITS AND USES: deeply balancing, calming, and grounding, promotes restful sleep and address restlessness when applied to big toe at bedtime, warming and sedative.
Soothe feelings of anger, anxiety, exhaustion, irritability
FACTS OF INTEREST: Vetiver, a member of the grass family, is grown for many reasons. Unlike other grasses, the root system grows down, making it ideal for helping to prevent erosion and providing soil stabilization. The word vetiver comes from the Tamil word that means ‘hatcheted up’, a description of the way in which the roots are collected.
CAUTIONS: Dilute before use; for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
NOTE: This oil can be very thick use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container or place the bottle in a very hot water bath, and change the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state, then gently agitate it before use. A little goes a long way.