General Description: Vetiver is a perennial aromatic grass whose root system helps to protect against soil erosion in the rainy season. Recent years have seen crop failures due to weather and, as such, the price of vetiver oil has gone up substantially and is still rising at the time of writing. Crops from China are making their way into the market thanks to being much lower priced. The quality, however, is lower and less suited for perfumery applications. Vetiver is a strong oil and should be diluted well and used as part of a blend. Botanical Family: Gramineae
Commonly associated with: Vetiver is primarily used in the fragrance industry where it is an excellent fixative, adding body to blends, particularly more masculine aromas. In skincare, it is balancing and gentle without being astringent, for oily skin. Emotionally, vetiver essential oil is relaxing and calming; an excellent companion for those suffering exhaustion, burnout or fear, or for use in stressful situations. It is a good choice for a pillow oil if looking for a more masculine note compared to the more traditional lavender or chamomile. Vetiver is commonly used in prayer and meditation where it is considered grounding, spiritually protective and is associated with the root chakra.
|Botanical Name:||Vetiveria Zizanoides|
|Scent:||Rich, Smoky, Woody, Sweet, Earthy|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distilled|
|Country of Origin:||Indonesia|
|Plant Part Used:||Root|
|Appearance:||Dark Brown, Viscous|
|Blends well with:||Benzoin, Grapefruit, Jasmine, lavender, ylang ylang|
|Main Constituents:||Khusimol, Vetiselinenol, Cyclocopancamphan-12-ol, a-Cadinol, a-Vetivone, B-Vetivenene|
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• 100% Pure, natural and unadulterated
• Suitable for use by home users and professionals alike
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Using Your Oil Safely & Effectively
• Keep out of the reach of children and animals
• Always dilute before applying to the skin. The safe percentage is different for each oil so should be checked.
• Do not take internally – whilst there is scope for the internal use of essential oils, this should only be done by a trained practitioner.
• Keep away from the eyes and seek medical advice if undiluted essential oil gets in the eye
• Remember, essential oils are potent and only a little is needed
• We recommend that you read our Basic Guide to Using Essential Oils which you can find in our Information Hub
The Medicines act requires that, as vendors of essential oils, we do not say anything that could be interpreted as a medical claim. This means we cannot suggest that essential oils help, alleviate or cure any disease, disorder or medical condition, even very minor conditions like headaches, colds or congestion. Nor can we inform you of any traditional remedial uses of essential oils.
Scientific research is being carried out into the properties of essential oils but as, like wine, the oils vary from batch to batch, the findings can only be applied to the specific batch tested. This means that in the EU, essential oils cannot be licensed to make remedial claims in relation to a specific disease or adverse condition of the body of mind.
We do want you to be as informed as possible when using our essential oils and therefore would suggest that you do your own research either through an accredited aromatherapy course or using reliable books by industry recognised experts Robert Tisserand, Len Price or Shirley Price. The Aromatherapy Trade Council operate a voluntary code of conduct which we abide by and they are a good source of information. Aromatherapists registered with the IFPA may also be able to offer you advice. Please be wary of information you find on the internet as it is mostly unregulated and often promotes unsafe practices and makes unsubstantiated claims.
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