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Vetiver Essential Oil

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Vetiver has a long history of being used in the perfumery industry. It’s known as “the oil of tranquility” in Sri Lanka due to its soothing effect on the nerves, and is used in aromatherapy to help promote a restful sleep.

Name of Oil:  Vetiver

Latin Binomial:  Vetiveria zizanoides

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Indonesia

Scent Profile:  Deep, earthy, smoky

Parts used in distillation:  Roots

Oil Characteristics:  Dark brown, thick, strong aroma

Cultivation:  Organically Grown

Zodiac Signature Oil:  Capricorn

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Acne, arthritis, PMS, insomnia, restlessness, exhaustion, muscle aches, menstrual cramps and oily skin.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Depression, anxiety and stress.

History

Used extensively across India for its aromatic properties

Chemical Constituents

vetiverol, a-vetivone, b-vetivone, khusimone

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Follow proper dilution guidelines

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 


The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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