Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver root has been utilized, to extract the vetiver essential oil especially for its fragrance, for many years.
It is also used in the perfume and spa industry.
Vetiver is native to Southern India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
What does vetiver oil smell like?
Smoky, earthy, musty scent.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has vetiver essential oil been sourced from?
This particular vetiver oil originates from India.
How is vetiver essential oil extracted?
Vetiver oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with vetiver essential oil?
Vetiver oil blends well with bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, patchouli, rose, and ylang ylang.
How can I benefit from vetiver essential oil?
Although it’s name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, it’s benefits to the body are plentiful.
Vetiver oil is an antiseptic, sedative and a stimulant to the immune system and can be used to treat oily skin, acne, depression, arthritis, rheumatism and muscle pain.
Vetiver is particularly effective in treating skin disorders.
It is a deeply relaxing oil helping with stress, tension, sleeplessness and anxiety, encouraging tranquillity. It promotes a restful night’s sleep.
It may help to increase blood flow which can be helpful for rheumatic and arthritic disorders.
It is healing to the skin, good to use in skin care especially mature skin types and can even repel insects.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Vetiver essential oil is considered to be non-sensitizing, non-irritating and non-toxic, due to its large chemical make-up of gentle alcohols.