Vetiver Oil: Benefits and Uses

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September 29, 2016 by bridgitgillis


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.

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 Sage, Lavender,  Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.

Popular Uses of Vetiver Essential Oil

  • Add 1-2 drops food grade oil 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.


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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