Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver essential oil sourced from Haiti is an essential oil steam-distilled from the roots of the vetiver perennial grass, a tall and thin plant typically grown in tropical climates. The oil produced is 100% natural and has a characteristic fresh woody scent. Vetiver oil is a viscous essential oil with a golden to dark brown appearance.
Classified as a base note essential oil, vetiver is sought after for its appealing earth fragrance. Many spas and personal care companies use this natural oil in a diffuser to create a relaxing ambiance. Haitian vetiver oil is a desired ingredient in the soaping industry and is used to manufacture perfumes, lotions, toiletries and various cosmetic products. Its unique aroma is especially sought after in the formulation of natural herbal products. Pure essential oils are highly concentrated and should be handled with care.
It has an earthy, musty smell – much like the smell of a damp forest floor and is brown in color.
It is a tall, tufted, perennial, scented grass with long narrow leaves and an abundant complex lacework of underground white roots and is mainly cultivated in the tropics, such as India, Tahiti, Java and Haiti.
The grass was used in Calcutta and Haiti for thatching and awnings, blinds and sunshades, while in Java the roots were used for weaving mats and thatching huts, which not only gave rooms an exquisite fragrance but also deterred insects.
It is a popular ingredient for soaps, toiletries and perfumes and growing the grass protects against soil erosion.
Vetiver oil is also known as the ‘oil of tranquillity’ because of its calming properties.
It is extracted from the washed, chopped, dried and soaked roots and rootlets by steam distillation and yields about 0.5%.
The main chemical components are benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, a and b-vetivone, vetivene and vetivenyl vetivenate.
It is considered a safe oil and is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.
The therapeutic properties of votive oil are antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, tonic, sedative and vulnerary.
Vetiver oil calms and soothes the mind and helps to dispel anger, hysteria and irritability can also be reduced, as stress and tension is reduced.
It revitalizes the body and helps with mental and physical exhaustion and is also used for general aches and pains, especially for rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pain, while relieving insomnia.
Although most essential oils blend well together, vetiver oil blends particularly well with benzoin, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender and ylang-ylang.
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