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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure essential oil of Vetiver, steam distiled from from the roots of the
herb wild grown in Sri Lanka. This is a lovely soft and earthy Vetiver...an outstanding variety both aromatically and therapeutically.*
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essential oil has an earthy aroma, some say similar to that of Patchouli with a touch of Lemon.
It is a thick amber liquid with a scent that, also like Patchouli, improves with age. The essential oil
is distilled from the roots of a tall densely tufted perennial grass. An important base-note perfume constituent,
the oil provides a rich and tenacious characteristic that serves as a fixative for Oriental blends.
is an ancient remedy within Ayurveda - the root and its essential oil are used to alleviate thirst, heatstroke,
fevers and headache. The essential oil is applied as part of a liniment to relive inflammatory disorders
of the joints and skin, and may be used for rheumatoid arthritis and eczema.
In terms of Oriental medicine, Vetiver essential oil is cool and moist in energy. It clears heat, nourishes,
calms and uplifts. From a vitalistic viewpoint, the roots of any plant are innately nourishing, strengthening
and grounding. Belonging to a family that feeds the world, the roots of Vetiver are especially so - a fact
reflected in the very richness of the essential oil.
Vetiver essential oil is used for
emotional grounding and stabilizing the emotions. It is considered relaxing to an overheated, hyperactive
mind an nurturing to an insecure self-identity. The oil may then be suited to the type of individual who
constantly strives for perfection, but who loses touch with the ability to absorb and replenish, not letting
things just be.
Vetiver essential oil is said to provide stimulation to the endocrine glands (in cases of estrogen and
progesterone insufficiency associated with premenstrual syndrome as well as menopause) and circulatory
system, and may
generally support a weakened immune system. Vetiver
Oil has been noted to have an effect on lowering rapid heart rate and breathing, helping return the cardiorespiratory
system to a calmer state.
Other well known traditional uses for Vetiver oil include application for arthritis
symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Vetiver oil may also be useful acne, anxiety and depression.
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.
|Diffuse Vetiver essential
oil or apply topically; suggested for use in a soothing massage.
||Vetiver essential oil has been traditionally used as a tonic for the immune
system, calming over-excitation, and for warming and reducing inflammation in joints.
|Vetiver essential oil can be supportive for conditions of a weakened immune
system, over-excitation, and joint inflammation.
||Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic
reaction, dilute properly. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician.
|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Vetiver Oilblends well with Clary
Sage Oil, Jasmine Oil, Lavender
Oil, Patchouli Oil, Rose
Oil, Sandalwood Oil, and Ylang
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine therapeutic grade oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.