Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver has been known since antiquity as "the oil of tranquillity". It is a heavy, rich oil which is recommended when one is feeling down. In a massage blend it is profoundly relaxing whilst in a burner it releases a scent which can calm the most agitated of minds and soothe the most restless of bodies.
Source: Vetiveria zizanoides is grown in Indonesia.
Extraction: Vetiver essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the root of the plant.
Aroma: Vetiver essential oil has a strong, warm, earthy, masculine scent.
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporisation and may be added to base emollients.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, May Chang, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Opopanax, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Always dilute Vetiver essential oil to 5% or less in a suitable carrier oil before application to skin.