Vetiver Essential Oil is soothing and calming. It is use to unwind or de-stress. Vetiver Essential Oil is useful for anxiety, addressing anger, fighting burnout/exhaustion and coping with fear or insecurity.
The aroma of Vetiver Essential Oil is strong on its own. Many prefer to use it sparingly in blends so as not to overpower the other essential oils in the blend. Vetiver Essential Oil is thought to be grounding. As it is also quite calming, it is good for meditation and prayer. For Chakra work, Vetiver Essential Oil is one of the essential oils that is recommended for balancing Root Chakra.
Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanoides
Plant Family: Poaceae
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Part Used: Root
Colour: Golden/Dark Brown
Aromatic Description for Vetiver Essential Oil:: Vetiver Essential Oil smells woody, smoky, earthy, herbaceous and spicy.
Vetiver Essential Oil Uses:
Nervous Tension, Muscular Spasm, Muscular Pain, Menstrual Cramps, Premenstrual Syndrome, Restlessness, Acne, Arthritis, Cuts, Depression, Exhaustion, Insomnia, Muscular Aches, Oily Skin, Rheumatism, Sores, Stress.
Sources: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 629. ulia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), #.