Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising. Do not take orally / ingest.
Vetivert is native to India, and is cultivated throughout the tropical regions of the world. It is a perennial grass, with tall stems and long, thin, rigid leaves, which grow in clumps, with deep roots, and brownish-purple flowers.
The essential oil is steam distilled from the washed, dried, and chopped roots and rootlets, and is deep brown-red in appearance.
Its scent is sweet, complex, earthy, burnt-smoky-woody to rich, heavy or deep woody-earthy, balsamic.
Vetivert is immune stimulating, and added to vegetable oil, non-perfumed cream or lotion, is excellent for mature, inflamed, dry or oily skin.
It is also anti-fungal.
Vetivert aids withdrawal from tranquillisers, eases anxiety and depression, balances the nervous system, calms impatience, eases insomnia and panic attacks, among many other wonderful qualities.
Earth, yin / Winter, yin, water