Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)


This tall, tufted, scented grass has a straight stem, long narrow leaves and an abundant lacework of underground white rootlets. It is a perennial native to south India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka and is also cultivated in Reunion, the Philippines and West and South America. The dark-brown, olive or amber essential oil is steam-distilled from the roots and the rootlets. Although the oil is mainly produced in Java, Haiti and Reunion, some is distilled in Europe and the United States.

Since antiquity the rootlets have been used in the East for their fine fragrance. Vetiver essential oil imparts a sense of tranquility and peace. I find it to be deeply relaxing and a perfect oil to help ground me and my animals. This essential oil is also helpful with arthritis, muscular aches and pains, and stiffness. It also helps with acne and oily skin. Of this oil’s many benefits, my personal favorites are its grounding properties of tranquility and peace.

Vetiver is an amazing essential oil and that is why it is one of the main components of our Merlin’s Magic Calming Potion.


(This is general information regarding vetiver and vetiver essential oil. We encourage you to learn more about vetiver through research and see how it can benefit your life. Thanks!)

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