Vetiver Essential Oil

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Vetiver Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Plant Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Country of Origin: India
Plant Part: Roots
Growth Method: Organic, Wild Harvest
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Dark Reddish Brown
Consistency: Thick
Strength of Aroma: Strong

Vetiver is a graminaceous plant found throughout the tropical and subtropical areas in India and Sri Lanka, particularly in regions rich in marshy soils. This densely tufted, perennial grass can grow up to 1.5 - 2 meters tall, and has a spongy rhizome, which has an unique ability to rapidly establish and stabilize soils with its deep, intense root system, making it a natural erosion control in shallow and instable areas. The thin, fibrous roots are highly aromatic and have been harvested for their perfume in India for thousands of years. The leaves of Vetiver are light green, narrow, linear and erect but characteristically bent backward near their tips. Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the roots and has a distinctive fragrance. The oil is often used in modern perfumery as a base note and fixative.

Vetiver essential oil is an effective and powerful sedative. It calms the mind and has a strongly grounding and stabilizing effect, useful for those who are anxious, hyperactive, insecure, or nervous to the point of being hysterical. Vetiver is also valuable in treating insomnia, stress and depression due to its relaxation properties.

The oil calms nervousness, regulates appetite, and has proven helpful with anorexia nervosa. It also stimulates the production of red blood cells. This improves circulation and immunity. It relives the muscular aches, pains, spasms and stiff joints of arthritis, rheumatism, sprains and strains.

Vetiver essential oil is occasionally used in aromatherapy for its cooling, moisturizing effects on the skin. It is helpful for most inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and urticaria. The same properties may be useful for other inflammatory conditions, for example arthritis.

The fragrance of Vetiver essential oil varies according to the region where it is cultivated. But in general, it has powerful smoky, deep, earthy top notes and sweet persistent undertones.

Vetiver essential oil is deeply relaxing and emotionally calming. It is helpful in overcoming depression, insomnia and nervousness. Vetiver essential oil reduces anxiety, stress and tension by calming the mind.

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Vetiver essential oil is generally regarded as non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Pregnant women should always consult their physician prior to using.

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