Vetiver is an incredibly fragrant bunchgrass native to tropical regions of the world that grows about 5 feet tall and has a strong, well-developed root system. The roots of the plant are traditionally used in tropical countries as air fresheners and as a food flavouring agent. Even to this day, curtains made from vetiver are hung in the doorways and windows for their alluring fragrance, especially during the summer season.
The essential oil produced from the roots of the plant is popularly used in aromatherapy and cosmetics because of its delightful scent and overwhelming therapeutic properties. In Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine systems, Vetiver oil has been used since centuries for soothing inflammatory conditions, aches, psychological stress, restlessness, and sleep disorders.
Ecodrop’s Vetiver essential oil is derived from the roots of Vetiveria zizanoides plants sourced from our organic plantations in Indonesia, certified organic by the UK Soil Association. Roots of vetiver grass are harvested, washed, and dried in the shade for 1-2 days, after which they are steam distilled to extract the oil.
|Country of Origin:||Java, Indonesia|
|Botanical Name:||Vetiveria zizanoides|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Roots|
|Odour:||Medicinal, Fresh, Woody & Earthy|
|Main Components:||β-vetispirene, khusimol|
|Bottled in the UK|
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BENEFITS AND USES
Skincare: Vetiver oil is a deeply hydrating moisturiser suited to all skin types. It controls sebum production and keeps the pores cleans, thus preventing acne and blackheads. The rejuvenating properties of the oil promote new cell growth and strengthen skin tissues against environmental stressors.
Haircare: Vetiver works wonders on dry and irritable scalp conditions. The compounds present in the oil clear the chemical buildup on the scalp that blocks the inflow of nutrients to hair follicles and causes hair loss over time. Long-term use of Vetiver oil is known to improve hair health by providing adequate hydration, while its stimulating nature promotes hair growth and keeps the scalp free from infection-causing microbes.
Aromatherapy: Warm, woody, earthy scent of Vetiver oil promotes a sense of tranquillity, lifts the mood, and encourages confidence. It is also known to boost immune function and increase libido.
Sleep aid: The grounding smell of Vetiver has a profoundly relaxing effect on the central nervous system that helps reduce psycho-emotional stress and promotes restful sleep.
Memory enhancer: Vetiver oil can improve memory in children and adults alike. Diffusing this oil in the room improves learning and cognitive abilities in children, while regular use is said to prevent age-related memory decline.
Diffusion: Add 4-5 drops to home diffusers in a well-ventilated room.
Meditation Blend: Mix 3 drops of vetiver with one drop each of Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Patchouli oils.
Beauty products: Add 1-2 drops to creams, lotions, shampoo, and conditioners.
Massage: Add 6-8 drops in 15 ml of carrier oil.
Bath: Add 2-3 drops to your bathwater.
Scar healer: Mix a tsp of coconut oil with 10 ml of rose water. Add 3-4 drops of Vetiver oil to this mixture. Apply on a damp face with the help of a cotton pad.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency). * “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
We feel the responsibility to care for our planet & our farmers. We only buy from small organic farms with highest ethical & environmental values. We’re on a mission to put nature at the forefront. As a society we’ve parted ways from naturalism following the industrial age, but we hope to change that. As close to nature as possible, our formulas prove the healing and beautifying powers of planet earth. Through the utilisation of sustainable business practices, we strive to establish a deeper connection to the natural world. When you buy from us you can rest assured that the product you have purchased is: 100% pure and Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, GMO Free using Ethical Sourcing Practices.
- Vetiver oil is generally regarded as non-toxic and safe for external use.
- Those undergoing treatment for psychological disorders should avoid its use, except under the supervision of a health practitioner.
- Avoid using during pregnancy and lactation unless prescribed otherwise.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.