Our organic Haitian Vetiver is deep and slightly sweet, with light smoky undertones. Its pronounced earth and root notes are well-balanced with its somewhat resinous character. It is an excellent base note with very good fixative qualities.
Vetiver essential oil varies dramatically in aroma depending on where it is grown (soil type, country of origin, etc.). Also known as vetivert, khus, or khus khus, Vetiver has a long history of use and is very well known as the Oil of Tranquility.1 It is obtained from the roots of a tropical grass originally from India and Sri Lanka, but the plant is now grown in many tropical countries. From time immemorial, one of the oldest aromatic uses of vetiver roots is to weave them into mats which, when dampened with water and hung in windows like curtains, cool and scent the air with a pleasant aroma.2
Vetiver oil is thick and, like Patchouli and Sandalwood, improves with age; it is a premium base note and makes an excellent fixative in essential oil formulas. It is used in formulas for arthritis and muscular aches as well as for its sedative, relaxing qualities. It helps stimulate circulation, is good for acne and oily skin, and helps to relieve nervousness while promoting tranquility. Vetiver is also a good grounding oil for those who focus on intellectual activities to the exclusion of the physical, to add to the bath for an exceptional stress-relieving soak, and to use in the case of shock due to, for example, an accident, lost of employment, bereavement, separation, or divorce.3,4,5,6
Aromatic Profile: Deep, slightly sweet and resinous, with pronounced earth and root notes and light smoky undertones; an excellent fixative and base note that has about the same depth as our Double-Distilled Vetiver.
Appearance: Light golden yellow, somewhat viscous, transparent liquid.
Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery, Incense.
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to add a full-bodied base note to your blends.
Blends Well With: Cassie, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove,Cocao Absolute, Coffee Bean, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium,Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood,Tobacco Absolute, Violet Leaf, Ylang Ylang. We also recommend blending the different types of Vetiver oils we carry to create a unique, complex Vetiver accord.
Safety Considerations: A patch test should be performed before use as not much is known about the safety of this item.