Name : Vetivert, or Vetiver
Method : Steam distillation
Note Classification : Base
Scent : Deep smoky, woody, tobacco, slight sweetness
Colour : Dark brown or olive. Very viscous oil.
Species : Vetiveria zizanioides
Extracted From : Roots
In India and Sri Lanka, it is known as the oil of tranquility. Vetivert is employed as a fixative and a fragrance in oriental perfumes.
Aromatherapy Properties : Acne, cuts, oily skin, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, stress, tension, depression, insomnia. It is a deeply relaxing oil.
Blends Well With : Sandalwood, rose, violet, jasmine, patchouli, lavender, clary sage, ylang ylang.
Safety Data : Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.