8 reasons you should be using Vetiver

16 October 25, 2017 - Aromatherapy, At Home, Diffusion Ideas, Emotional Health, Emotional Wellness, Essential Oil History, essential oil research, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Mental Wellness, Mind & Spirit, Personal Care, Wellness

When it’s time to unwind after a long day, or if you need to buckle down for a project in a relaxing environment, look no further than Vetiver essential oil. Vetiver oil provides a sweet, woody aroma that can be applied topically or diffused to help create warm, welcoming spaces. The uses of Vetiver oil are numerous, from providing the perfect grounding scent for a decompressing massage to creating the ideal fragrance for soaps and perfumes. Find out more about the vetiver plant, as well as some key Vetiver oil benefits, and if you decide you need togive yourself a mid-blog Vetiver oil hand massage, we’ll understand.

1. From the earth

The vetiver plant is a perennial grass native to tropical regions in Asia. Vetiver is a fragrant grass with long stems and flowers, but Vetiver essential oil is derived from the root of the plant. Vetiver roots can grow 7–10 feet long, and their deep, tangled webs help make the plant tolerant against drought and protect against soil erosion.

Vetiver Young Living2. Into the bottle

Vetiver oil is steam distilled from the root of the vetiver plant. It produces a warm, woodsy scent that’s slightly sweet and earthy.

3. For men

The woody, earthy scent has been used for its fragrance for centuries, and a popular use of Vetiver is adding a warm aroma to men’s soaps and colognes. You can create a personalized scent by adding Vetiver essential oil as a base note for a masculine DIY perfume.

4. Study scent

Let Vetiver’s complex and uplifting aroma help calm your mind so you can focus on the tasks that require the utmost attention. Perfect for study, difficult work tasks, or even curling up with a long novel, Vetiver essential oil’s fragrance creates a relaxing atmosphere where distractions lose their sway.

5. Thicker than Thieves®

Vetiver oil is known for its viscosity. Incredibly thick, it can sometimes be slow to flow from the bottle, but patience is a virtue, and there’s nothing wrong with your oil! Because Vetiver essential oil is so thick, we recommend adding it to a carrier oil before you put it in your diffuser.

V-6 Carrier Oil Vegetable Complex

6. In the tub

Relax from head to toe with a warm bath, aided by the calming aroma of 15–20 drops of Vetiver oil added to your evening soak. If you want to dim the lights and hit play on your favorite chill-out tunes, that’s between you and the Vetiver.

7. On your body

Combine a few drops of Vetiver essential oil with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for use in massage. All those unused “free foot rub” coupons that your significant other gave you last Valentine’s Day? You won’t regret putting them to use in an experience that can be deeply calming and moisturizing.

8. At home

Create a blend for your family that is warm and relaxing. Use 3 drops of Vetiver essential oil, 5 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Ylang Ylang in your diffuser to set the stage for nights in playing board games, reading, or just getting through homework and chores in a calmer atmosphere.


If you loved learning about Vetiver, broaden your essential oil knowledge with our posts on Helichrysum and Patchouli! See if you can find some similarities between these interesting oils or—even better—ways you can use them together!

Hopefully you’ve learned something new about Vetiver! Which new fact is your favorite, and how will you share it?
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  • Hi Amy! This is a good question! Dilution is not required, but can help with the thick consistency. You will want to make sure to clean your diffuser with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip after each use when using thick oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hi Deserie! Dilution is not required, but can help with the thick consistency. You will want to make sure to clean your diffuser with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip after each use when using thick oils. You should not need more than a few drops of carrier oil with Vetiver while diffusing. It is based on personal preference. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hi Linda! Dilution is not required, but can help with the thick consistency of Vetiver. You will want to make sure to clean your diffuser with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip after each use when using a carrier oil with thick oils. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hi Corrine, This is a great question, however, Young Living’s Diffusers are designed to diffuse essential oils, even with carrier oils added. If you using a carrier oil while diffusing, we would recommend following the proper cleaning instructions after every use as listed in your manual. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Beth Leeworthy

    add it to stressaway, try grapeseed oil instead of v6 and u will love the smell…xo

  • Beth Leeworthy

    I love Vetiver cant be without it, add it to my stressaway roller…
    helps with major anxiety…<3

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