Vetiver | Latin Name: Vetiveria Zizanoides | Family: Poaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Roots
An olive, dark brown or amber viscous oil with a deeply smoky, earthy-woody odour and a sweet persistent undertone. The colour and scent can vary according to the source.
Vetiver is a tall, tufted, perennial, scented grass, with a straight stem, long narrow leaves and an abundant complex lacework of underground white rootlets. It is botanically related to lemongrass, Citronella, Litsea Cubeba and Flouve Oil. It is native to South India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The oil is mainly produced in Java, Haiti and Reunion though some are distilled in Europe and USA.