Of all of the essential oils, few capture the aromatic complexity of the earth's botanical bounty as completely as vetiver grass. Organically grown in Haiti, this oil is used for therapeutic, meditative and perfuming purposes. Its sweet, rooty, deeply relaxing aroma, which is reminiscent of woods and marshlands, is grounding, cooling and nourishing.
Used for regenerating damaged topsoils and for preventing erosion, vetiver is easily propogated. The rich, sensuous, earthy oil of vetiver is produced by harvesting and distilling the roots of the plant. Although it may be the world's most commonly used perfume fixative—meaning it is an effective base note that holds lighter top notes to the skin—vetiver is in itself an extremely healing oil to the body and the mind. Used in liniments and massage oils, vetiver oil promotes comfort and assists the joints. It is also valued as a component in cosmetic preparations for its natural affinity for the skin and its ability to enhance skin health and radiance. Through its strengthening, tonic, grounding and regenerating effects, it supports and stabilizes the nervous system, making it a good choice for soothing and comforting body and mind. Vetiver promotes emotional equilibrium, purifies the mind and enhances concentration. It also has a strong power of attraction and enhances sensual and romantic moods. Deeply calming, balancing and restorative, vetiver promotes rejuvenation on all levels and aids relaxation. Vetiver is an excellent choice to keep on your nightside table for promoting deep and revitalizing sleep.
As one of the most biochemically complex of all essential oils, vetiver contains at least 150 identified aromatic compounds, and many more unidentified. Because its chemical properties are a function of the soil it is grown in, each batch of vetiver oil will have fragrance variations that are unique and subtle.
Though vetiver can be diffused, its syrupy, sticky consistency can cause clogging in some diffusers. Vetiver can, however, be premixed with thinner oils and then diffused. If you are using a nebulizing diffuser you will most likely not encounter any problems diffusing this amazing oil.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Use with caution during pregnancy (small amounts, diluted). Do not take vetiver essential oil internally.
Floracopeia introduced Haitian Vetiver in celebration of Earth Day. As the process of its creation provides income for thousands of farmers and their families, this oil not only provides its own therapeutic benefits but also many economic and ecological benefits.