Vetivert Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-V02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £5.45
Vetivert is a tall, fragrant, densely tufted perennial grass with an extensive network of fibrous, aromatic roots. It is native to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India, but it has been cultivated as widely as the Philippines, West Africa, Japan, and South America. The essential oil is mainly produced in Haiti and Java via steam-distillation of the plant's chopped roots.
Vetivert oil has been used in the East since antiquity, for its fragrance. The grass was also traditionally used for thatching and for making awnings, blinds, sunshades and mats, which not only gave huts a lovely fragrance but also deterred insects.
Today, Vetivert is often used as a fixative in oriental-type perfumes and as a natural fragrance ingredient in soaps. It also helps to repel moths and can be sprinkled onto cotton wool balls and placed in wardrobes and draws to protect clothes.
In modern aromatherapy Vetivert essential oil is known as the 'oil of tranquillity' as it has a deeply relaxing effect on the mind and body. It is calming, soothing and restorative and is particularly beneficial for mature, tired and undernourished skin.
- Species: Vetiveria zizanioides
- Plant family: Poaceae
- Origin: Java
- Note: Base
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Vetiver oil is beneficial for mature skin that has lost its tone and elasticity. It helps to strengthen tired, loose and undernourished skin and can help combat wrinkles and stretch marks. It can also be used to accelerate the healing of wounds.
Vetiver is a grounding essential oil that has a calming, soothing effect on the nervous system. It is beneficial for stress, depression, nervous exhaustion, chronic fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, and it can also help dispel anger, hysteria and irritability.
Vetivert essential oil can help to boost the immune system and is therefore useful during periods of stress and over-work. It is also used to balance the hormones and to soothe muscular aches and pains and physical fatigue.
Blends well with:
Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood
Diffuser Blend for Deep Sleep
4 drops Lavender essential oil, 3 Sweet Orange, 2 Neroli and 2 Vetiver. Diffuse in bedroom 30 minutes before bed.
60ml Moisturising Lotion, 5ml Argan oil, 5ml Borage oil, 10 drops Lavender essential oil, 6 Plai, 4 German Chamomile, 4 Camphor and 3 Vetiver. Stir well and massage regularly into affected joints.
Moisturising Lotion for Mature Skin
80ml Moisturising Lotion, 5ml Avocado oil, 2ml Red Carrot oil, 10 drops Lavender essential oil, 10 Geranium, 8 Frankincense, 4 Vetiver and 4 Neroli.