Country of Origin: Java
Botanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanoides
Vetiver is a heavy, viscous oil with a rich undertone of "precious wood notes" and is very useful to calm and balance the mind and body. It is also good for dry skin conditions and aching joints and muscles.
Vetiver is extremely viscous, a large nozzle in the bottle helps to some extent, but it may require gentle warming of the bottle in your hands or warm water to pour a few drops out.
Blend 1 drop each of Vetiver, Jasmine and Sandalwood in 10ml of Peach Kernel oil for a luxurious massage oil.
To help shrug off aches and pains on cold winter nights blend a teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil, add 1 drop each of Vetiver, Patchouli and Lavender and swish into a very warm bath.
Main Theraputic Properties: Calmative, Digestive stimulant, Antispasmodic, Immune tonic, Antirheumatic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Chinese Element: Earth.