Botanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanoides
Plant Part: Root
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Has a medium consistency, and is a brown to reddish brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base
note with a strong aroma, has an earthy, woody scent characteristic of
oils derived from roots, with a rich note that is popular in products
designed for men.
Blends With: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, and Ylang-ylang.
Product Abstract: Vetiver Essential Oil is distilled
from the roots of a grass used in India and Sri Lanka for the creation
of woven matting. It is used in and aromatherapy and massage therapy, in
skin-care products, and as a base note in perfumery. The word vetiver comes from the Tamil word that means 'hatcheted up', a description of the way in which the roots are collected.
Note: This oil can be very thick. If so, we would
recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the
water frequently until it is back to its liquid state, then gently
agitating it before use.
Cautions: Dilute before use; May cause skin
irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use.
Contact with eyes should be avoided.