Vetiver Essential Oil

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Vetiver has a deeply smoky, earthy-woody odour and a sweet persistent undertone. Vetiver is cleansing and useful for everyday living.



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.


Blends well with Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Patchouli, Lavender, Clary Sage, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang.

Vetiver is a BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Antiseptic, antispasmodic, depurative, rubefacient, sedative (nervous system), stimulant (circulatory, production of red corpuscles), tonic, vermifuge. Useful for acne, cuts, oily skin, wounds, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains and stiffness.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

The rootlets have been used in the East since antiquity for their fine fragrance, fibres of the grass are woven into aromatic matting. The locals use it to protect domestic animals from vermin and in Indonesia, it is used to protect soil from erosion during the rainy season.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Vetiverol, vitivone, terpenes, eg. Vetivenes.

Vetiver MSDS
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