Description: Vetiver essential oil is derived from the complex white root system of a grass used in India and Sri Lanka for the creation of woven matting.
Colour: dark brown
Common uses: deeply relaxing and comforting. It is also used as a base note in perfumery and aromatherapy applications.
Consistency: heavy & viscous
Strength of aroma: strong, woody, earthy, warm
Blends well with: cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, juniperberry, lavender, lemongrass, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, vanilla, and ylang ylang.
History: In India and Sri Lanka, vetiver essential oil is known as the 'oil of tranquillity', reflecting its application as a relaxing and comforting oil.
Cautions: none known
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).