Vetiveria zizanoides
Botanical name: 
Vetiveria zizanoides

Earthy, warm and strong

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Menstrual Regulator - irregular or heavy periods
Central Nervous System Restorative - exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Liver Tonic - liver damage, addiction
Country of origin: 
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, south India, Reunion, Indonesia
Part of plant used: 
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Woody, citrus and floral oils, providing a deep base.
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Rich, smoky, earthy and penetrating, very powerful.
Plant description: 
Tall tropical grass
Historical use: 
The oils is extensively used in perfume making to provide a deep base note.