BOTANICAL NAME: Vetiveria zizanoides
ORIGIN: Sri Lanka
PARTS USED: roots
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FOOD GRADE: no
FRAGRANCE: citrus, heavy, slightly sweet, tobacco-like, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, vanilla, violet, ylang ylang
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: aggression, anchoring, balancing, exhaustion, grounding, relaxing, soothing, stress, antiseptic, arthritis, emollient, fixative, immunity stimulant, insomnia, male infertility, muscular relaxant, neuralgia, rheumatism, sedative
MAGICAL USES: divination, exorcism, love, money, peace, protection, unhexing.
The Essential Oil of Vetiver is obtained through steam distillation of its roots and is extensively in perfume industries (perfumes for body, room fresheners, coolers etc.), cosmetics, soaps, oils, and as a flavoring agent in beverages and food.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Aphrodisiac: arouses or intensifies sexual desire.
Cicatrizant: a healing agent.
Nervine: acts upon or affects the nerves; quiets nervous excitement.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Safety Warning: Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.