Vetiver's aroma is earthy and grounding and when diffused can be calm and relaxing. It's one of the thicker essential oils, so you need to warm it up to get it to drip out of the bottle. I like to add it to my night time diffuser routine every once in a while (when I'm patient enough to wait for the oil to warm up) as it encourages a restful night of sleep. Vetiver oil is steam distilled from the root of the grass-like plant and originates in Haiti and Ecuador. The oil may also help relieve anxiety, stress, and anger and can help with focus and concentration. On top of all of that, Vetiver is a known insect repellent! What an oil!
Vetiver trivia: in India, Vetiver roots are used to make curtains that help to cool and freshen the air as it flows into dwellings, especially in the summer.
Usage + Recipes
Vetiver is included in my nightly diffuser blend that includes Lavender and Cedarwood. It can be used as a massage oil to promote circulation and calm emotions (add it to a carrier oil to make it last longer).
A very straightforward, easy to understand research report on Vetiver and it's Sedative Effect can be found here. You can also read an abstract that summarizes findings of Vetiver's use as a termite repellent here.
Interested in getting some Young Living Vetiver Essential Oil for yourself (or someone you know)? Let me know and I'd be happy to add this oil to my next order (and give you a discount!) so you can try it out. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.