Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Vetiver oil is psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilizing. One of the oils that is highest in sesquiterpenes, vetiver was studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann for improving children's behavior. Vetiver may help when coping with stress and to recover from emotional trauma and shock. Vetiver has an approximate ORAC of 742,792 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

FEATURES & BENEFITS
  • Has an earthy, balancing aroma
  • Aromatic features promote a focused environment and a calm, relaxing atmosphere
  • Eases occasional restlessness as part of a bedtime routine
  • May help appearance of even skin tone
  • Includes the naturally occurring constituents isovalencenol, khusimol, and beta-vetivone
AROMATIC PROFILE
From the bottle: Woodsy, smoky, and slightly sweet
KEY CONSTITUENTS
  • Isovalencenol
  • Khusimol
  • Alpha-vetivone
  • Beta-vetivone
  • Beta-vetivenene
Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients
Vetiveria zizanoides† (Vetiver) root oil
† 100% pure essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

APPLICATIONS
  • Dilute Vetiver’s earthy aroma with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and diffuse it around the house or in your office to promote a focused environment.
  • Add 5–10 drops of Vetiver to your hot bath for a relaxing, calming aroma to ease occasional restlessness as part of your bedtime routine.
  • Add a few drops of Vetiver to V-6 and massage it on skin for a dual benefit: a calming aroma and the appearance of an even skin tone.
  • Combine V-6, 3 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Vetiver for a calming diffuser blend that’s perfect for a relaxing evening after a long day of work.
WHERE TO DIFFUSE
  • Free your mind for an important project in a study or den with its relaxing, welcoming fragrance.
  • Set the mood for sleep by filling your bedroom with its grounding, soothing aroma.
  • Treat yourself to a spa-like retreat by infusing your bathroom with its exotic scent.
EXPERIENCE
Diffusing Vetiver’s earthy, exotic aroma can help promote a nostalgic, focused environment. You can also add it to your skin care cream to support the appearance of an even skin tone.
DIRECTIONS
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily
CAUTIONS: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Get to Know

Get to Know

PRODUCT BACKGROUND
Vetiver is a perennial bunchgrass from the Poaceae family and is native to India. The plant’s roots can grow 7–10 feet long, and their deep, tangled webs help make the plant tolerant against drought and protect against soil erosion. The essential oil is extracted from the plant’s root though steam distillation. Centuries ago vetiver was a taxable commodity in India because of its unique value and benefits.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vetiveria zizanoides
BOTANICAL FAMILY: Poaceae
REGIONS FOUND: Haiti, Ecuador
PLANT PART USED: Root
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
REGION: Most Young Living Vetiver essential oil comes from Haiti.