Essential Oil Profile: Vetiver


Latin Name: Vetiveria zizanioides

Family: Poaceae

Plant Part: Root

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Base. Element: Earth.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, ketone, sesquiterpene

Type: Relaxing:

Ayurvedic Dosha(Balances): Vata, Pitta

Scent: Rich, earthy, sweet, woody, smokey.

For Skin type: Dry, Mature

Cautions: Not during pregnency.

Physical Uses: Joint and muscle pain, insomnia, scanty menstrualtion, menstrual cramps, immune support.

Mental/Emotional Uses: grounding, stress, depression, tension, anxiety, PMS, exhaustion, spaciness, fighting burnout,addressing anger.

Other Uses: Perfumery fixative, aphrodisiac

Blends Well With: Flower, Peel, Resin, Root, Seed, Wood


Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 1999-2010.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, p 94.