This dark, smoky, earthy scented oil is used in aromatherapy to ground and balance while reducing irritability. It is know for its calming properties and is often used in oil burners and vaporizers. It is a warming oil when used in massage, and boosts the moisture content of the skin when used in cosmetics. Other health benefits related to this essential oil are it boosts the immune system, aids wound healing and promotes growth of new tissues. It is also thought of as an aphrodiziac. Vetiver essential oil is ideal to blend with benzoin, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender and ylang-ylang essential oils. As with all essential oils use with caution, but vetiver is thought to be a safe oil.
• Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
• Part Used: Roots
• Method of extraction: Steam distilled
• Country of Origin: Indonesia