Vetiver Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Vetiver Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanoides

Oil Overview

Vetiver essential oil has an earthy, musty fragrance. It is a viscous oil having an amber-olive colour.

Oil Sources

Vetiver Oil use originated in America. Vetiver essential oil is extracted by steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, a and b-vetivone, vetivene and vetivenyl vetivenate.

Aroma

Earthy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Cicatrisant, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic, Vulnerary

Possible Uses

Arthritis, Hysteria, Irritation, Muscular Aches and Pains, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Rheumatism, Stress, Tension

Warnings

None

Detail of Warnings

Vetiver is considered a safe oil and is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.

Compatible Combination Oils

Cedarwood, Chamomile, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang

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