Extraction method: Roots are steam distilled
Like leaves falling to the ground to enrich the soil, the smoky, earth like scent of Vetiver helps us to connect back to the earth and receive emotional healing and guidance. The grounding and nourishing essential oil of Vetiver is distilled from roots that are tenacious and difficult to dig up. Vetiver essential oil is known to promote relaxation, while having some powerful health and wellbeing benefits for the body.
Vetiver essential oil is an extremely relaxing oil that can be useful to treat insomnia and support us during times of lowered immunity or feeling run down due to over activity. Also useful for those who tend to be anxious or have lost touch with their emotional selves, this essential oil has a calmin effect adn will make you feel at ease.
A tonic for the immune and circulatory system, Vetiver also helps to decongest and strengthen the digestive system.
Vetiver essential oil can be used to support a regular menstrual cycle and improve hormonally related issues during menopause caused by lowered levels of estrogen.
Vetiver can be used to treat skin infections such as acne and can be added to a treatment regime for tired and dull skin.
For massage application: 2.5% dilution; 50 drops in 100mls carrier oil.
Face massage blend: 1 drop in 5mls carrier oil.
Bath: add 2 to 3 drops, in a dispersant such as oil, to the bath.
Hand or foot bath: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For treatment of general skin infection consider using warm water.
Steam treatment (face): add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Caution due to risk of burns or scalding.
Vetiver essential oil is considered a safe and non-irritating oil although best avoided during pregnancy due to its hormone stimulating properties.