Aromë | Vetiver Essential Oil
Aromë 100% Pure Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides) has a dark and seductive fragrance of vetiver, and sparkles with sweet florals and woody undertones.
- Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanoides
- Origin: Indonesia
- Cultivation: Cultivated
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Part Used: Resin
- Note: Base
- Blends Well With: benzoin, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender and ylang-ylang
Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanoides) has deep and powerful subtle effects but is often over-looked in favor of the more familiar floral or herbal essential oils.
Smooth and deep, like velvet, but edgy too, the dark and seductive fragrance of vetiver sparkles with fleeting glints of sweet florals and woody undertones. Its tenacious aroma has a primal, earthy quality reminiscent of the forest floor in autumn; people generally love it or hate it, depending, I think, on their level of comfort with wild things and their own wild natures.
Distilled from the rootlets of a tropical grass, vetiver essential oil seems able to reach deep into our hearts and souls like its roots reach deep into Mother Earth to stabilize and strengthen the land on which it grows. This is an aroma that reminds us of our roots, connects us to Source and both grounds and comforts us in a profound way.
Vetiver is excellent for blending
While vetiver exerts powerful subtle effects in its own right, it has an almost magical ability to deepen and intensify the effects of other essential oils with which it is blended. Vetiver and Rose Otto, for example, is deeply comforting and nurturing, while just a touch of vetiver mixed with sandalwood stills and calms the mind and is an ideal aid for meditation. Vetiver and Jasmine Enfleurage blend together in a way that is deeply sensual, earthy and erotic. In perfumery, a small amount of vetiver can add an exotic and unexpectedly pleasing note when blended with most floral and woody essential oils – try it!
Vetiver essential oil is best used in small amounts and a dermal maximum concentration of 1.5% is recommended.
General Safety Considerations:
- Do not take essential oils internally.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.