Vetiver, a member of the grass family, is grown for many reasons. Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows down, making it ideal for helping to prevent erosion and providing soil stabilization. Vetiver has a rich, exotic, complex aroma that is used extensively in perfumes. Due to Vetiver’s calming, grounding effect on the emotions, it is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep. When taken internally, Vetiver can support a heathy immune system.*
- Use as a massage oil to support circulation and calm emotions.
- Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.
- Diffuse with Lavender, Calming Blend, or Grounding Blend to calm emotions and lessen feelings of stress.
- Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.
- Add 1–2 drops to tea or hot drinks during winter time to promote immune-supporting properties*.
- After a day of standing, apply to feet as part of a soothing massage.
- After a difficult school day, apply to your child’s neck and feet to promote feelings of calm.
- Is rich in sesquiterpenes, which gives it a grounding effect.
- Calming, grounding effect on emotions.
- Before traveling for business or relaxation, take one to two drops of Vetiver with Lemon in a capsule for immune-supporting properties.*
- After a hard day’s work, apply as part of a soothing aromatic massage.
- Use as an earthy base note in your favorite DIY diffuser blends. - Used in many popular perfumes.
Common Application Methods
Topical: Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points. Also excellent in baths or in massage blends. A very small amount of Vetiver oil is all that is needed in most applications.
Aromatic: Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.
Internal: Take in capsules.