Vetiver (Vetiveria Zizanoides) essential oil benefits
Vetiver is the oil of tranquility as it is deeply relaxing to body and mind. Its smoky aroma makes it a very interesting base tone for blending.
It’s a very grounding and deeply relaxing oil widely used since antiquity especially in India. This wonderful oil has a profound effect on the mind and body and is useful to disperse irritability, anger, stress, grief, obsession, and hysteria. Vetiver gives stability and strength to those in need of restoring mental balance and reconnect with their inner self. It is a very good base oil for synergies aiming at settling nerves and promoting very deep sleep.
In skincare Vetiver is very useful in regenerating tissues; it is used in blends and synergies to prevent stretch marks, to promote tissue healing and scarring, and for anti-wrinkle skincare products. In perfumery, Vetiver is widely used as a base note and is one of the few essential oils that will improve with age.
Botanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanoides
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the roots
Origin: India, Indonesia
Color: Rich amber to brownish
Aroma: Sweet, heavy, earthy, woody
Blends well with : Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Jasmine, Lemon, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, depurative, emmenagogue, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary
HOW TO USE
Burn 1-2 drops every 5 hours to relax nerves and restore calm and tranquility. It has an overpowering smoky aroma so we recommend blending Vetiver with citrus oils.
Add 1%to your skincare base as anti-wrinkle or use it topically diluted with carrier oils to promote tissue healing (do not use neat on the skin).
Not suitable during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Care as the oil is thick and may stain.