Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanoides
Plant Part: Root
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Common Uses: Vetiver has a grounding and earthy scent that is calming. It blends well with oils of sandalwood, rose, jasmine, patchouli, lavender, clary sage and ylang-ylang. It is a very popular scent in perfume as it lends a grounding, sensuous and warm aroma to any blend. As a scent, it promotes restful sleep, eases anxiety and helps to make one feel connected and stable.
It can be added into massage oils or inhaled to relieve shock, nervousness and anxiety. It stimulates the circulatory system and makes a useful massage oil for the elderly. It makes a useful warming and pain-relieving rubbing oil, suitable for deep massage of muscular aches and pains, sprains, stiffness, rheumatism and arthritis.
It may be added to sports oil blends and massaged into muscles before and after sports. In skin care, it helps to balance the secretion of sebum and alleviate the inflammation of acne. It also has properties to help speed up skin regeneration qualities to help heal old wounds, fade scars and dark spots.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Consistency: Heavy and viscous (oil viscosity might vary slightly from batch to batch)
Description: Earthy and woody.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy as it is a known uterine stimulant
Packaging: Dark amber bottle with orifice reducer (for controlled essential oil dispensing).
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