Aroma:Rich, woody, earthy/mysterious, sweet and satisfying, masculine, warm. Its aroma is very comforting and grounding.
Latin Name:Vetiveria zizanioides
Country of Origin:Haiti
Cultivation Method:Harvested from Wild Growing Plants
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Aromatherapy Properties:Deeply relaxing and comforting. Helps to find peace of mind and accept life's challenges. Wonderful aphrodisiac, and a great masking agent for unpleasant aromas. Due to its remarkable staying power, Vetiver is also a great fixative ingredient (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making their fragrance last longer).
Suggested Use:Some people like to carry this wonderful Vetiver Oil with them wherever they go, because they enjoy the scent a lot and it "grounds" them when they are trying to do too many things at the same time. It is a real comfort oil!
History:In India and Sri Lanka this oil is known as the "oil of tranquility". It is derived from the roots of a grass, whose upper parts are woven into aromatic matting. Sometimes spelled Vetivert.
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.
Use in very small amounts only, because the aroma is strong and long-lasting.