Used in the East for a long time – vetivert was renowned for its fragrance and to protect animals from vermin
Name : Vetivert, or Vetiver
Method : Steam distillation
Note Classification : Base
Scent : Deep smoky, woody, tobacco, slight sweetness
Colour : Dark brown or olive. Very viscous oil.
Species : Vetiveria zizanioides. Family Poaceae ( Gramineae )
Extracted From : Roots ( washed, chopped, dried & soaked )
Region : Haiti.
Historical : Used in the East for a long time – vetivert was renowned for its fragrance and to protect animals from vermin.
Of Interest :Vetivert is a perennial scented grass. It has long narrow leaves and an abundance of white rootlets. Often planted to protect against soil erosion in the rainy season. In India and Sri Lanka, it is known as the oil of tranquility. Vetivert is employed as a fixative ( eg. preservative for asparagus ) and a fragrance in oriental perfumes.
Aromatherapy Properties : Acne, cuts, oily skin, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, stress, tension, depression, insomnia. It is a deeply relaxing oil.
Blends Well With : Sandalwood, rose, violet, jasmine, patchouli, lavender, clary sage, ylang ylang.
Safety Data : Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.