Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiveria zizanoides is native to India.

Diffuse, inhale or apply topically.

Blends well with grapefruit, jasmine, lavender and ylang-ylang oils.

Known Uses

Vetiver essential oil has a cooling effect, this essential oil helps to soothe all sorts of inflammation, especially that caused by dehydration and sun stroke.

Vetiver oil helps scars and marks on the skin heal and disappear, including stretch marks and burns. As an antiseptic, it can be applied to wounds or taken internally to protect them from the bacteria that causes sepsis.

Vertiver oil is an aphrodisiac, helping to increase libido and eliminate problems in the sexual department.

Vertiver oil heals damage to nerves from shock, anxiety, fear and stress. It helps reduce the effects of nervous disorders like epileptic attacks, panic attacks, convulsions and spasms, and Parkinson's disease. It also is a great sleep agent, helping with insomnia and restlessness.

It is an overall tonic for the body, encouraging good health.


Vetiver has been used in traditional India folk medicine for centuries. It has been used to help with the appearance of the skin and to promote strengthening of the immune system.

Vetiver essential oil is used extensively in the perfume and cosmetics industry. In India it is also used to help cool rooms as it has a cooling effect. It is used to help with erosion as its grass has very long vertical roots.


This essential oil is considered safe. It is non-irritating and non-toxic. Use with caution during pregnancy. Avoid the eyes and mucous membranes.

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