Vetiver: Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash
Why vetiver? Vetiver roots have been used in the East to scent linens and clothes for many years. The essential oil, found within the root tissues, has a sweet, woody, and earthy aroma reminiscent of patchouli, only richer. As such, it is a wonderful fixative and blends well with many essential oils used in perfumery for men and women. Plus, some people find vetiver’s complex aroma helps with concentration and focus—an added perk!
Quality Assured: Our vetiver essential oil is responsibly sourced from India. The essential oil is steam distilled from the roots of the vetiver plants that were grown using organic principles. Every batch of oil is produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Vetiver aromatherapy essential oil makes a rich, complex addition to perfumes and DIY skincare preparations.
Regulatory Status: Vetiver essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Vetiver:
bay Laurus nobilis leaf
black pepper Piper nigrum
cassia Cinnamomum aromaticum
Atlas cedarwood Cedrus atlantica
cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum
clary sage Salvia sclarea
ginger Zingiber officinale
juniper Juniperus communis
jasmine Jasminum grandiflorum
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
nutmeg Myristica fragrans
oakmoss Evernia prunastri
patchouli Pogostemon cablin
rose Rosa damascena
sandalwood Santalum album
violet Viola odorata
ylang ylang Cananga odorata var. genuina
THE NATURALIST MEN'S FRAGRANCE SPRAY
Copaiba balsam Copaifera officinalis oil: 10 drops
Black pepper Piper nigrum oil: 10 drops
Sandalwood Santalum album oil: 1 drop
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides oil: 1 drop
Alcohol: 1 tablespoon
Filtered water: To fill bottle
Add essential oils and alcohol to a two-ounce spray bottle and shake well. Add filtered water to fill bottle and shake again. Spray upward into the air as a room freshener or use as a natural body spray.
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