Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vetiver essential oil or Vetivert oil

Vetiver (Vetivert) essential oil, vetiveria zizaniodes, is heavy, bitter, very earthy, and smokey scent. Vetivert is used to heal acne, wounds, and cracked and excessively dry skin. The scent is relaxing and an antidepressant. In lotions or massage oil, vetiver essential oil eases muscular pain, sprains, and stimulates circulation. Use to scent perfumes and other aromatic products.
Vetiver (Vetivert), vetiveria zizaniodes, is a tall, tufted, perennial, scented grass, with a straight stem, long narrow leaves and an abundant complex lacework of underground white rootlets, that can grow down to 15 feet in depth. This vetiver is from Java, but it is also grown extensively in Haiti, and just recently, in Hawaii. The essential oil of vetiver is steam distilled from the roots.
Vetiver essential oil blends well with all oils including sandalwood, rose, violet, jasmine, patchouli, oak moss, lavender, clary sage, mimosa, cassia and ylang ylang
Vetiver cautions - Non-toxic, non-irritant, non- sensitizing
Vetivert oil properties - Antiseptic, antispasmodic, depurative, rubefacient, sedative (nervous system), stimulant (circulatory, production of red corpuscles), tonic, vermifuge.

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