Vetiver Essential Oil: Benefits and Uses

Vetiver Essential Oil is created from the steam distillation of Vetiver roots. Distilling the roots is labor-intensive and results in a rather thick oil. It is considered an intense base-note oil and has been used in India for many, many years in medicine as well as perfumes. Because of it’s calming properties it is used in our Focus and Jeddy’s blends.

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Emotional Benefits

In addition to the physical benefits of Vetiver Essential Oil, it has great aromatic benefits as well. It can have a strong uplifting and relaxing effect, to aid in combating feelings of being ungrounded, anxious, rejected, or unorganized. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is known as the “oil of tranquility”.

Complimentary Oils

Vetiver Essential Oil is a rich, earthy oil that combines well with all Clary SageLavender,  Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.

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Popular Uses of Vetiver Essential Oil

  • Add 1-2 drops in a cup (8 oz) of warm/hot water with a teaspoon of honey. Drink to assist the body to relax due to anxiety, insomnia, or post-pardem depression.
  • When feeling emotional (ungrounded, scattered, etc) diffuse Vetiver Essential Oil find your inner strength and get through your day smoothly.
  • Massage onto the soles of the feet and use aromatically to more easily fall asleep.
  • Dab a small amount onto problem acne twice a day until clear.

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Safety

While Vetiver is considered generally safe to apply without a carrier for adults, be sure to heavily dilute for children and while pregnant.

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2 Comments on “Vetiver Essential Oil: Benefits and Uses

  1. Thanks so much for doing these blog posts focused on individual oils! I am learning so much from them.

    Just wanted to suggest that you may want to change your actual blog post to read “*postpartum* depression,” if you’re talking about the depression that comes after a child is born. It appears that there was a typo in the above email.

    I love SN oils and want you to succeed!

    Thanks, Kristina

    On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 2:09 PM, Spark Naturals Blog wrote:

    > sparknaturals posted: “Vetiver Essential Oil is created from the steam > distillation of Vetiver roots. Distilling the roots is labor-intensive and > results in a rather thick oil. It is considered an intense base-note > oil and has been used in India for many, many years in medicine” >

  2. I absolutely LOVE this Vetiver. I placed one drop in my palms, rubbed them together, then inhaled the aroma. I even patted the residue on my cheeks. At first I wasn’t fond of the scent, but quickly got over that after experiencing the effects of the oil. My anxiousness went away and I was a lot more cheerful. This is my new favorite oil. (Of course I said that last month with the Ylang Ylang :)!)

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