Vetiver Essential Oil is very grounding and the aroma is very earthy. It takes me right back to the woods I used to hike in as a child during the fall when the leaves are falling...
So, emotionally vetiver is very grounding and calming. It also has been documented to relieve shock, trauma and anxiety!
I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide on Vetiver. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!
As I receive new tips and testimonials on the benefits of Vetiver oil they will be added to the page, so check back often!
What is the Genus Species? Vetiveria zizanioides
Why is this information important? Some companies will substitute a species within the family where the fragrance is similar! Then it will have different properties and uses, so please be aware of this.
Where is the name derived from? Vetiver comes from a Tamil name meaning "hatcheted up"
Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Root (plant is a grass)
What is the ORAC Value? 74,300 µTE/100g
Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Kale= 1,770; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that in the 12th century, Vetiver became a taxable item in India?
What are the Plant Properties? Antispasmodic, antiseptic, circulatory tonic, relaxant.
What are the Documented Uses of Vetiver Essential Oil? Insomnia, anxiety, absentmindedness, acne, arthritis, ADD, ADHD, attention deficit, autism, coma, depression, hyperactivity, joint stiffness, menstrual cramps, mental fatigue, muscles, muscular dystrophy, pancreatitis, postpartum depression, schizophrenia, sore feet, skin care, spine (herniated disk and disk deterioration), tendonitis and vitilgo.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Grounding, calming and balancing.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Attunes one with a connection to nature and nature spirits.
What Chakra is Affected? The heart which aligns the root chakra. Promotes balance of the central nervous system which does not have a specific chakra.
How do I use it?
Good oil for the First Aid Kit: No
Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes, this is a great oil to use for animals.
Note about animals: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Vetiver essential oil does not have any known contraindications. Non-irritating and non-toxic.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Vetiver was used in folk magic for its ability to increase abundance?
Did you know that Vetiver oil helps you connect with the energy of fairies, elves and gnomes?
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Place Vetiver along with Valerian essential oil in your Human, Dog or Horse Horse First Aid Kits. They are natural tranquilizers and are perfect for treating trauma, shock and panic that come with emergencies!
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