Essential Oil Vetiver

Perfumery Note: Top

Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanoides

Aromatic Description: Vetiver Essential Oil smells woody, smoky, earthy, herbaceous and spicy.

Consistency: Thick

Vetiver Essential Oil Uses:

  • Nervous Tension

  • Muscular Spasm and Pain​

  • Premenstruel Syndrome

  • Restlessness

  • Acne

  • Arthritis

  • Cuts

  • Depression

  • Exhaustion

  • Insomnia​

  • Oily Skin

  • Rheumatism

  • Sores

  • Stress

Vetiver Essential Oil can be used for acne, oily skin and other topical applications.

Emotionally, Vetiver Essential Oil is remarkably soothing and calming. It is a good choice for use if you need to unwind or de-stress. 

The aroma of Vetiver Essential Oil is strong on its own. A little goes a long way. Many prefer to use it sparingly in blends so as not to overpower the other essential oils in the blend.

Spiritually, Vetiver Essential Oil is especially grounding. As it is also quite calming, it is a good choice for meditation and prayer. 

Within some applications, Vetiver Essential Oil makes a suitable substitute for Spikenard Essential Oil which is steam distilled from Nardostachys jatamansi,

a botanical that is highly endangered.

For perfumery/fragrancing applications, Vetiver Essential Oil is a base note and acts as a fixative. As mentioned above, it's quite strong on its own, but is so lovely when properly diluted or blended. The key is to use it judiciously.

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