Pure essential oil of Vetiver from Wholesale Essential Oils. This oil is steam distilled from the roots of the herb wild grown in Haiti. Our Vetiver is a lovely, soft, and earthy oil similar in aroma to patchouli. It is an outstanding variety both aromatically and therapeutically. Vetiver essential oil is also used for emotional grounding and stabilizing the emotions. Our Vetiver Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
This viscous, brown essential oil is steam distilled from Vetiver grasses wild grown in Haiti. Called khas khas in its native India, Vetiver is a deeply rooted, perennial tufted grass, with long, thin, rigid leaves extending up to 1.5 meters in height. It is botanically related to Lemongrass and Citronella The grass grows well in low-lying rich marshy soils and is commonly found framing riverbanks in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
This Vetiver has herbaceous middle notes woven with deep, smoky, leathery and rich earth undertones. The aroma (as with Patchouli oil) becomes more complex and smooth with age. It blends well with: Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang Oils.
Vetiver is known as the Oil of Tranquility in Sri Lanka and is part of ancient Ayurveda recipes. Its roots are woven into mats and window screens, meant to delicately scent the home as the breeze blows in. Vetiver has been made into a stimulating beverage by steeping the fresh roots in water and the oil applied as an ointment. It is also commonly used in perfumes and cosmetics. Vetiver is nourishing, uplifting, and grounding and calms the overactive mind.1
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:
Used in Ayurveda to relieve fever and headaches, quench thirst, and treat heatstroke
Recommended for physical, emotional, or mental fatigue and strain
Cool and moist, nourishing, uplifting, and restorative
From Aromatherapy for the Emotions2:
Grounding and relaxing to bring inner peace
Helpful against anger and aggression
Beneficial for insomnia, migraine, and restlessness
Application and Use
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.
2 Thompson, Kylie. Aromatherapy for the Emotions. Lulu.com, 2005.