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Vetiver

Vetiveria zizanoides

Vetiver from Aromatics

Vetiver

Vetiveria zizanoides

Description

This root oil has a depth of character and complexity. It was used for thousands of years in India, Indonesia, and Haiti as a perfume and has a smoky, earthy, woody aroma. Vetiver is known to boost your immune system as you wear it! Just as you can use essential oils for cleaning rather than using toxic chemicals, you can use Vetiver (or Sandalwood, Spikenard and Patchouli) as a perfume instead of chemically-derived perfumes. Be sure you do not have a sensitive reaction to it. If you tend to have sensitive skin, just dilute it in some Jojoba oil and make an oil-based perfume, or add it to a cream. Vetiver is cooling to the mind and is a great oil of choice for those suffering withdrawal from drugs, alchohol, nicotine etc. Vetiver helps quill jitters and provides peace of mind and body

Properties
Aromas
Balsamic
Earthy
Exotic and Sensual
Sweet
Woody
Notes
Base
Chemical Families
Ketones
Sesquiterpenes
Sesquiterpenols
Therapeutic Properties
May be beneficial for healthy skin
May help to calm or relax the mind and body
Cooling
Helps to uplift from occasional irritability
Helps support healthy skin tissue
Stimulates healthy functioning of the immune system
Country of Origin Indonesia
Cultivation Plant Was Wild Crafted
Extraction Method Steam Distilled
Plant Part(s) Roots
Botanical Family Poaceae
Applications + Recipes

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Connects one with the earth and earth energies
Grounds and protects
Sedates and restores
Connects one with oneself

According to Katharine Koeppen, on the Indian subcontinent they weave the grass into mats, hanging them in widows and doors to repell insects while cooling the home.  They add the oils to baths and apply to the skin for a cooling effect and use in chilled deserts and drinks as a flavorant.  In Ayurveda, the root is ground into a paste that is rubbed on the body to reduce fever.cKatharine also states that if you are having a bad day, this is the oil to rub on the palms and soles of your feet. Vetiver is a good choice for trauma victims who are anxiety ridden and hypersenitive and provides grounding and serves the needs of seeking a rebirth and connection to their authentic self.

Oil of Tranquility

If you love the aroma of Vetiver, put 3 or 4 drops of it in your hot full bathtub and soak away the blues. At the same time it will support your immune system! Sometimes I add 1 drop of Grapefruit to a teaspoon of Jojoba and add that into my Vetiver bath. Heaven.

Recipes
Resources

1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
2. Davis P. Aromatherapy an A-Z. New revised edition C.W. Daniel Company Limited, England, 1999
3. Mojay G. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Henry Holt and Company Inc., England, 1996
4. Price S. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 1999
5. Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1998

Safety + Shelf Life

No safety issues specific to this oil.

The suggested shelf life is 6-8 years.

Batch History
Batch Number Distillation Date
VET-109 Fall 2015
VET-108 Fall 2014
VET-107 Fall 2013
VET-106 Fall 2013
VET-105 Fall 2011
VET-104 Winter 2012
VET-103 Winter 2010
VET-102 Summer 2008
VET-101 Summer 2004

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Description

This root oil has a depth of character and complexity. It was used for thousands of years in India, Indonesia, and Haiti as a perfume and has a smoky, earthy, woody aroma. Vetiver is known to boost your immune system as you wear it! Just as you can use essential oils for cleaning rather than using toxic chemicals, you can use Vetiver (or Sandalwood, Spikenard and Patchouli) as a perfume instead of chemically-derived perfumes. Be sure you do not have a sensitive reaction to it. If you tend to have sensitive skin, just dilute it in some Jojoba oil and make an oil-based perfume, or add it to a cream. Vetiver is cooling to the mind and is a great oil of choice for those suffering withdrawal from drugs, alchohol, nicotine etc. Vetiver helps quill jitters and provides peace of mind and body

Properties
Aromas
Balsamic
Earthy
Exotic and Sensual
Sweet
Woody
Notes
Base
Chemical Families
Ketones
Sesquiterpenes
Sesquiterpenols
Therapeutic Properties
May be beneficial for healthy skin
May help to calm or relax the mind and body
Cooling
Helps to uplift from occasional irritability
Helps support healthy skin tissue
Stimulates healthy functioning of the immune system
Country of Origin Indonesia
Cultivation Plant Was Wild Crafted
Extraction Method Steam Distilled
Plant Part(s) Roots
Botanical Family Poaceae
Applications + Recipes

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Connects one with the earth and earth energies
Grounds and protects
Sedates and restores
Connects one with oneself

According to Katharine Koeppen, on the Indian subcontinent they weave the grass into mats, hanging them in widows and doors to repell insects while cooling the home.  They add the oils to baths and apply to the skin for a cooling effect and use in chilled deserts and drinks as a flavorant.  In Ayurveda, the root is ground into a paste that is rubbed on the body to reduce fever.cKatharine also states that if you are having a bad day, this is the oil to rub on the palms and soles of your feet. Vetiver is a good choice for trauma victims who are anxiety ridden and hypersenitive and provides grounding and serves the needs of seeking a rebirth and connection to their authentic self.

Oil of Tranquility

If you love the aroma of Vetiver, put 3 or 4 drops of it in your hot full bathtub and soak away the blues. At the same time it will support your immune system! Sometimes I add 1 drop of Grapefruit to a teaspoon of Jojoba and add that into my Vetiver bath. Heaven.

Recipes
Resources

1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
2. Davis P. Aromatherapy an A-Z. New revised edition C.W. Daniel Company Limited, England, 1999
3. Mojay G. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Henry Holt and Company Inc., England, 1996
4. Price S. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 1999
5. Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1998

Safety + Shelf Life

No safety issues specific to this oil.

The suggested shelf life is 6-8 years.

Batch History
Batch Number Distillment Date
VET-109 Fall 2015
VET-108 Fall 2014
VET-107 Fall 2013
VET-106 Fall 2013
VET-105 Fall 2011
VET-104 Winter 2012
VET-103 Winter 2010
VET-102 Summer 2008
VET-101 Summer 2004

Product Q&A

2 out of 4 users would recommend this to a friend


BY
Janette CCA
August 25, 2016
Professional
Very Different From the India Vetiver
I will have to agree with Lorraine. I have been using the India vetiver for my sleep blend and I loved the smell. The new Indonesian doesn't smell as nice, will take a bit to get used to this one. The components are pretty different as well.

BY
Lorraine
May 22, 2016
Professional
Difference with the India version of vetiver
Hi, I had bought the batch from India which I loved and then bought this one from Indonesia and I don't like it at all. It is almost disturbing and not the warm healing smell of the vetiver I love.

BY
Caitlyn
December 17, 2015
Professional
Best I've found for focus and attention
This is by far the best Vetiver I have found to use in blends for folks who struggle with focus and attention. I keep coming back for more!

BY
Jill
February 4, 2015
Professional
One of the best vetivers I've smelled.
I bought vetiver from 4 sources to compare and this one was the best. It is sweet and earthy without being too smokey. It blends well. I use it in a blend for men and it is absolutely wonderful.

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