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SKU: 1903-5mL
  • Vetivera zizanoides

    100% PURE & NATURAL

    Extraction method:  Steam distillation

    Parts used:  Roots

    Chakra Association:  Root Chakra

    Note Classification: Bottom

    Aroma:  earthy, woody, heavy, sweet,  smoky

    Energetics: cool, moist, supports "yin" (restoring functions of the body/mind)

    Origin:  Haiti, wildcrafted 

    Traditional Uses:  Vetiver is a natural insect repellent, and fans made from vetiver are coveted from India to Indonesia. Ancient sanskrit texts refer to the use of vetiver as an ointment for anointing brides. Vetiver is also a key ingredient in the perfume industry, particularly in mens’ cologne. Due to its cooling nature, vetiver's uses from an Ayurvedic standpoint include prevention or alleviation of heatstroke, thirst, fever and headache.

    Mental & Emotional Effects:  calming, grounding, supportive, relaxing, bringing a sense of belonging and the strength of Mother Earth. Centering and helpful in closing the gap between spirit and matter. Vetiver's calming effects make it a perfect choice for promoting sleep.

    Benefits:  May benefit acne, arthritis, cuts, depression, exhaustion, insomnia, muscular aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sores, stress. 

    Of Interest: Vetiver flourishes on the slopes of the HImalaya mountains, and in India and Sri Lanka. The name "vetiver" is a derivative of the Tamil word for "hatcheted up" which describes the way the roots are harvested. In India, vetiver is used to make blinds to block out the hot sun. These blinds are doused with water so that as the sun heats them, a cool, balmy, fragrant breeze ensues.

    Blends well with:  Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

    Safety Data:  For external use only. Do not apply undiluted to skin. Keep out of reach of children.


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