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Vetiver Essential Oil
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The aroma of Vetiver is rich, woody, earthy and sweet.

Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizaniodes (L.) Nash ex Small.

Common Name: Vetiver

Plant Part: Root

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Poaceae

Synonyms: Andropogon muricatus Retz., Anatherum zizanioides (L) H & C, Phalaris zizanioides (L), khas-khas, khus-khus, vetivert

Origin: Native to India. Vetiver is grown commercially for oil in Java, the Seychelles, Reunion, Brazil, Haiti, Japan. In the USA, Central America and some West African countries it's grown for other purposes.

Botanical Description: A densely tufted perennial grass up to 3-meter (10 ft.) high, normally developing large clumps, with a rhizome and fibrous root system containing an essential oil. The roots are very aromatic.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried, chopped roots. The oil is amber, grayish-brown, olive-brown, dark brown viscous liquid. Yield 1 to 4.6%.

Aroma Profile: The top note is sweet and earthy. The body note is richly sweet, heavily earthy and woody. The dry out note is very tenacious.

Major Constituents: Zizanol, bicyclo vetivenol, vetivones, khusinol, khusimone, β-vetivenene

Common Adulterants: Not commonly adulterated.

Regulatory Status: 172.510. FDA 121.1163

Aroma Benefits: anchoring, relaxing, soothing

Blends Well With: Sandalwood, lavender, lavandin, jasmine, geranium, rose, patchouli, clary sage, ylang ylang, melissa, cassia, bergamot

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: The aroma of Vetiver is rich, woody, earthy and sweet.

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