Vetiver oil is extracted from the Vetiveria zizanoides plant of the Gramineae family. This essential oil has a wonderful effect on the mind and body and helps with irritability, anger, and hysteria. The oil has a balancing effect on the hormonal system and works very well on the skin. It is used to reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, nourishes and moisturizes the skin and promotes faster healing of wounds.
The oil has an earthy, woody aroma and is in the color of amber to olive.
Vetiver oil is extracted from cut roots and sprouts by steam distillation, yields of about 0.5%.
The main chemical components of vetiver oil are: benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, and b-vetivone, vetivene and vetivenyl vetivenate.
Vetiver oil is considered safe because it is not toxic, irritating or sensitizing.
The therapeutic properties of vetiver oil are: antiseptic, aphrodisiac, sedative, tonic, soothing and wound.
- Vetiver oil acts soothing and helps to get rid of anger, hysteria, irritability, and neurotic behavior.It reduces stress and tension.
- Oil revitalizes the body and helps with mental and physical exhaustion. It is used as a painkiller for the whole body and especially for rheumatism, arthritis and muscle pain. It also relieves insomnia.
- Use of inhalers: In vapor therapy, vetiver oil is used for nerve problems, helping to get rid of anger and irritability and relieve insomnia.
- Application in massage oils and in the bath: Mixed with massage oil and dissolved in the bath, vetiver oil helps with physical and mental exhaustion, nervous diseases, rheumatic and arthritic pain, insomnia, balances the hormonal system and has a curative effect on the skin.
- Application in creams and lotions: Mixed with creams and lotions, vetiver oil is used to moisturize and nourish the skin and is recommended for dry, irritated and dehydrated skin. It also works very well in fighting wrinkles, tears and wounds and improves the tone and general health of the skin.