Vetiver has a deep smoky, earthy-woody odour and a sweet persistent undertone. It is cleansing and useful for everday living.
Available in 10ml
Latin name: Vetiveria zizanoides Synonyms: Andropogon muricatus, vetivert, khus khus. Plant family: Poaceae (Gramineae) Extraction: Steam distillation of the roots and rootlets. Origin: Native to South India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. (Java)
Plant characteristics: A tall, tufted, perennial, scented grass, with a straight stem, long narrow leaves and an abundant complex lacework of underground white rootlets.
Oil characteristics: olive, dark brown or amber viscous oil with a deep smoky, earthy-woody odour and a sweet persistent undertone.
Traditional use: the rootlets have been used in the East since antiquity for their fine fragrance, fibres of the grass are woven in to aromatic matting. The locals use it to protect domestic animals from vermin and in Indonesia it is used to protect soil from erosion during the rainy season.
Vetiver oil has a calming and soothing effect on the nervous system and is helpful for muscular aches and pains, as well as having a positive effect on hormonal imbalance as well as relieving insomnia.