Vetiver essential oil originates in India and is now widely cultivated around the world. The Common Indian Name for Vetiver is Khus. Ancient South Indian documents show that vetiver essential has always been used in multiple ways, including perfumery and Ayurvedic treatments. Today, Vetiver Essential Oil is used in most perfumes, and more often in men's colognes, as the scent tends to be more masculine. Vetiver Essential Oil is extracted from Vetiver roots, which must be at least 18 months old before they are harvested. The roots are then steam distilled for nearly a day, leaving behind a thick, brown oil with a deep and intricate aroma.
Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Cell Proliferant, Depurative, Emmenagogue, Sedative, Stimulant, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary
Perfumery Note: Base
Aroma: Sweet, Heavy, Earthy, and Woody
Grounding and calming... Well known in aromatherapy as an emotionally grounding oil, vetiver can be used to de-stress, in situations of burnout, anxiety, or emotional instability, and as a way to achieve feelings of peace and calm in difficult situations.
Skincare... Thanks to its tonic and antiseptic properties, vetiver essential oil can be used for a number of skincare applications, including for acne and balancing oily skin.
Whole body tonic... Vetiver essential oil is believed to stimulate the immune system, to optimize metabolic function, and to act as a tonic for the liver, the stomach, and the intestines.
Calming Natural Perfume:
1 tsp Raspberry Seed Oil
15 drops Organic Indian Vetiver Essential Oil
30 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
30 drops Frankincense Rivae Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and keep the blend in a tightly sealed bottle. You can apply this perfume to your skin directly -- to your wrists, to your neck, or any other part of your body that you want to smell fabulous.
Soothing skin tonic:
1 tablespoon Argan Oil
2 drops Organic Indian Vetiver Essential Oil
1 drop Yarrow Essential Oil
1 drop Turmeric Essential Oil
Blend the oils together and apply to irritated or inflamed skin.
Organic Indian Vetiver Essential Oil
All of these oils are known to help clear the mind and promote positive emotions. Use them in equal parts with your diffuser, or mix and match them as you like.
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