Botanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanioides / Andropogon Muricatus.
Plant Part: Root
Origin: Java or Indonesia
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Plant Description: A tall dense, perennial wild grass with straight stem, long narrow leaves and an underground network of white, yellow or reddish brown rootlets. The grass is a close relative of other aromatic grasses such as Lemongrass, is upright with narrow odorless leaves. Its roots have a strong scent.
Color: Brown to reddish brown viscous liquid.
Consistency: Thick and viscous
Aromatic Fragrance: Vetiver Essential Oil has an earthy, woody scent characteristic of most essential oils derived from roots in the earth. It also has a rich, sweetly satisfying note that is both warm and masculine.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Common Applications: Bath, Inhalation, Compress, Vaporizer.
Typically Used By: Perfumist, Soap Makers, Aromatherapists.
Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Frankincense, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vanilla, and Ylang-ylang.
Cautions: No known toxicity. Avoid high concentration in pregnancy.