Botanical binomial: Vetiveria zizanoides

Family: Poaceae

Other names: Andropogon muricatus

Part of plant used in production: Roots

Methods of production: Steam distillation

Description: Vetiver is part of the grass family. Having strong deep downward growing roots, allowing it to be a good stabilizing plant for wet areas.
Characteristics: Vetiver has a unique, exotic aroma that is pleasant, mild, earthy and musky.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, Aphrodisiac, Cicatrisant, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic and Vulnerary substance.
Constituents: alpha-Vetivone, Benzoic Acid, beta-Vetivone, Furfurol, Vetiverol, Vetivene, and Vetivenyl vetivenate.

Vetiver oil has soothing and cooling effects, which makes it great for inflammation in both circulatory and nervous systems.

The pleasant aroma of vetiver provides relief to the body and mind. It is perfect for night-time skincare and bath products and relaxing oil combinations.

It’s richness makes it a popular choice for perfumes and other products designed for men. It is also a natural aphrodisiac, sleep aid, and insect repellent

Blends well with: Benzoin, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Bergamot, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Lemon, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang.
Interesting Facts:

Vetivier is known as a sacred herb in India. Both the leaves and roots have been used in healing, calming, and cooling the body. The roots are dried and woven into window curtains that keep the rooms fresh.


Not to be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women as there is not enough information with regards to nursing infants, otherwise it is considered a safe, non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing substance.

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