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Vetiver Essential Oil

SoapGoods Inc
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Vetiver, Safety Data Sheet

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
Note: Base
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.

I tried other manufacturers' vetiver and my first reaction was ... man, that kind of stinks!. The true vetiver is a very unique odor that has a peppery smell, and to some people it smells a lot like a freshly opened bag of dried pinto beans with a hint of green peppercorn. I have great results combined with frankincense and a little lemon. Unique, masculine, and kept light it makes a nice man's shaving soap or lotion. This is a REALLY nice vetiver.
I ordered this in 2010 and it was heady and faintly sweet-- reminiscent of oud or amber. My 2015 re-order had the barnyard note that these type oils sometimes have. Disappointing but it still makes a good base/fixative.
I like the smell of the EO. Blended with bergamot eo it makes for a nice fragrance for men. Maybe not for everyone but I like it!
Yikes! I thought this Vitiver was absolutly aweful. It smelled like burnt charred wood. Campfire smoke. Not the deep soothing woody earth tone I was looking for. I used in anyway hoping if it blended with some other oils and diffused it would be helpful but the over welming funkyness of this oil just over powered everything I used it in. pee-yew!
Used a few drops of this EO to bolster the fragrance of the Vetyver fragrant oil for just the right blend for a body splash cologne. Ended up with EXACTLY the strength and aroma I was attempting to make... similar to one of the "known commercial colognes" only much lighter and less intrusive... only those I sit next to or hug know I have it on!
Absolutely love vetiver & can not live without it! This is a nice dark vetiver which I greatly prefer to some of the lighter colored vetivers on the market.
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