Vetiver Essential Oil - Haiti
Botanical binomial: Vetiveria zizanoides
Other names: Andropogon muricatus
Country of Origin: Haiti
Part of plant used in production: Roots
Methods of production: Steam distillation
|Description:||Vetiver is part of the grass family. Having strong deep downward growing roots, allowing it to be a good stabilizing plant for wet areas.|
|Characteristics:||Vetiver has a unique, exotic aroma that is pleasantly, earthy, smoky and musky. Haitian vetiver is a amber to light brown/golden color and has a less burnt scent than Indonesian vetiver|
|Properties:||Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, Aphrodisiac, Cicatrisant, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic and Vulnerary substance.|
|Constituents:||alpha-Vetivone, Benzoic Acid, beta-Vetivone, Furfurol, Vetiverol, Vetivene, and Vetivenyl vetivenate.|
|Blends well with:||Benzoin, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Bergamot, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Lemon, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang.|
Vetivier is known as a sacred herb in India. Both the leaves and roots have been used in healing, calming, and cooling the body. The roots are dried and woven into window curtains that keep the rooms fresh.
Not to be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women as there is not enough information with regards to nursing infants, otherwise it is considered a safe, non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing substance.