Vitiver - Vetiveria zizanioides

Relaxing, soothing and grounding. Known as the 'Oil of Tranquillity' in India, Vetiver has a unique earthy fragrance which can be used for emotional burnout. It has a grounding and centering effect on the mind which helps pacify anger and irritability.

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County of Origin India
Botanical Family Poaceae
Therapeutic Properties Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, Circulatory stimulant, Deodorant, Immune support, Immuno-stimulant, Nervine, Sedative, Strengthening, Tonic, Vein tonic
Chemical Family Ketones, Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 8 years
Plant Parts Root
Note Classification Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Cedarwood, Chamomile, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, Ylang ylang

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History: In India and Sri Lanka, Vetiver is known as the "oil of tranquility". This is directly applicable to its common applications as a relaxing and comforting oil. Vetiver is derived from the complex white root system of a grass used in India and Sri Lanka for the creation of woven matting.

Characteristics: Vetiver has an earthy, woody scent characteristic of most essential oils derived from roots in the earth. It also has a rich, sweetly satisfying note that is both warm and masculine.

Clinical Studies:

Indications:  Vetiver Essential Oil is said to be deeply relaxing and comforting. It is used as a base note in perfumery and aromatherapy applications.

Personality Profile:

Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, lotion, massage, mist spray, perfume (strong base).

Safety: No known toxicity. Avoid high concentration in pregnancy.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
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 diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
 Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Vitiver - Vetiveria zizanioides

    Vitiver - Vetiveria zizanioides

    Relaxing, soothing and grounding. Known as the 'Oil of Tranquillity' in India, Vetiver has a unique earthy fragrance which can be used for emotional burnout. It has a grounding and centering effect on the mind which helps pacify anger and irritability.

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