VETIVER Essential Oil

black and white drawing of vetiver grass by Wild Planet Aromatherapy

Botanical name: Chrysopogon zizaioides

Country of origin: Indonesia 

The oil is steam distilled from the rootlets, which are washed, then dried, cut and chopped and usually soaked again in water prior to distillation. It has very rich rich scent with a woody, earthy undertone. Used in perfumery as an excellent base note in fragrances. It has both sedating and strengthening properties and can help to reduce stress and tension by soothing and calming the mind.