Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanoides
Family: Poaceae [Gramineae]
Perfume Note: Base
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Main Chemical Components: Vetiverol, vitivone, vetivenes
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma:
A base note with a strong aroma has an earthy and woody scent characteristic of oils derived from roots with a vibrant note that is popular in products designed for men.
Blends Well With:
Cedarwood, Chamomile, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, and Ylang-ylang.
Description and Uses:
Vetiver is a deeply relaxing, soothing oil for mind and body. Vetiver essential oil is more pleasant when diluted and is a useful oil for blending and perfumery. Vetiver oil may also be helpful to help with acne and, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, may be beneficial for joint pain and inflammation. Pure Vetiver Essential Oil is emotionally grounding, calming, and stabilizing which may help with anxiety and depression.
Cautions: Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended before use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.