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Vetivert Essential Oil (10ml)

Vetivert Essential Oil (10ml)

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VETIVERT ESSENTIAL OIL (Vetiveria Zizanioides)

Some people describe Vetivert Essential oil as woody, smoky, earthy and spicy. While others say it smells dry and leathery. It’s also been said to smell quite a lot like patchouli too.

Because of its woody, smoky, almost rugged, smell vetiver is often classed as being more of a masculine scent and is widely used in colognes and other scented products for men.

The plant
Part of the Poaceae plant family, vetivert grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) can grow up to 1.5 metres tall and has tall stems and long, thin, rigid leaves and purple/brown flowers. It also happens to be related to other fragrant grasses, namely lemongrass and citronella.
The name vetivert, Vetiveria Zizanioides in full, means ‘hatcheted’ up in the parts of India where it’s native to. Vetivert grass thrives in sandy loam or clay loam soil and climates that are tropical, sub-tropical or Mediterranean. The plant is indigenous to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

The extraction
Like most essential oils, vetiver is made from the process of steam distillation, which involves vetiver roots. The vetiver roots tend to be harvested for oil when the grass is around 18 to 24 months old.

Several benefits have been linked to vetivert oil- they range from rejuvenating and moisturising skin, to helping boost the immune system, repelling insects and tackling dandruff.

Vetivert is an essential oil renowned for its grounding, calming and stabilising properties. Vetivert's moisturising properties can help to manage dandruff, and it's also particularly good for repelling insects, head lice included! It's additionally great for discouraging wasps and flies, as well as mosquitos and even termites!
Vetivert oil can be blended with other calming essential oils for a luxurious bathing experience, and it thought to be an excellent stress reliever, brilliant for grounding practices and meditations when diffused, burned or used in the bath. 

The extraction process for Vetivert has been used for many centuries, with vetivert oil dating as far back as the 12th century, when it was a taxable item in its native India.

Interesting facts
Interestingly, there is no synthetic version of vetiver essential oil because it has such a complex scent profile, which is made up of more than 100 components, making vetiver oil that even more special.

Vetivert essential oil blends well with bergamot, lavender, geranium & ylang ylang. 

Suggested directions for use:
Add 6-10 drops in a bath, with or without other oils. 
Mix 5 drops with water to use in an oil burner.
Mix 6-10 drops with hot water as an inhalation.
Mix 5 drops per 10ml of carrier oil for massage/fragrance.

Do not take internally.
Avoid use before sun exposure.
Keep away from children and eyes.
If pregnant or have a medical condition consult your practitioner before use.
If oil gets into eyes splash out with water, seek medical advice if necessary.
If unfamiliar with essential oils seek advice from a practitioner.

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