Organic Vetiver Essential Oil

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  • Certified Organic Vetiver Essential Oil: Earthy, sensual Vetiver is known for its grounding and calming effects. It has the luscious texture and color of honey and is helpful for emotional healing and enhancing spirituality.
    Farming MethodCertified Organic
    Country of OriginHaiti
    Plant PartRoot
    Scientific NameVetiveria zizanioides
    Application Method Diffusion, Topical

  • Vetiver is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy and therefore has a long history of healing uses. Spiritually and emotionally it has a grounding influence, fortifying one’s connection with the earth element. When diffused Vetiver may help clarify thinking, soothe irritability and dispel the effects of exhaustion.

    Vetiver Essential Oil can be used to reduce thirst, heatstroke, fevers, headaches and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It is said to boost the immune system. It may also be used for rheumatoid arthritis, as well as acne and other skin disorders. In perfume creation, Vetiver Essential Oil makes a beautiful base note to anchor a blend of oils.


  • Acne, arthritis, cuts, muscular aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sores: Topical Application
    Depression, exhaustion, insomnia, stress: Diffusion

    Safety Precautions

    Nontoxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

  • Traditional Uses

    In Indian households vetiver roots are woven and used as sleeping mats. Due to the insect-repelling properties of vetiver, these mats are free from pests. 

    About the Plant

    Vetiver Oil is distilled from the roots of a tall perennial grass. It has been revered for centuries inIndia, where it is utilized for its cooling, nourishing and centering qualities. In Sri Lanka it is called the “Aroma of Tranquility.”

    Its distinctive warm, smoky scent is said to get better as it ages. Vetiver is also cultivated to replenish the soil and prevent erosion. In perfumery Vetiver is an important base-note constituent, acting as a rich fixative for many perfumes.



  • For many years, Amrita has gotten our Vetiver from Haiti, the source of the finest Vetiver Oil. Just recently, we found a producer in Haiti who distills the finest Vetiver Oil we have seen in over thirty years.  He dries the roots for a year and then does a very slow, low-pressure steam distillation. If you like Vetiver, I dare you to explore this particular oil.

    Vetiver relates to the root chakra. Some people don’t like it very much, maybe because they feel uncomfortably reminded about their sexuality. However, ancient yogic texts recommended sitting on vetiver grass; the yogis knew that ascension is only possible when the lower part of the body is relaxed. While Vetiver creates an earth connection for the root chakra, Sandalwood (also relating to the root chakra) supports the upward movement of life energy.

  • Scent:  Vetiver Oil has a sweet, warm, smoky aroma that can be overwhelming to some people.

    Blends With:  Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

    Note:  Base

    Composition:  Vetiverol, vitivone, terpene.

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