A grounding essence that calms nervousness and tension. Also, an anti inflammatory that looses tight muscles and clears skin. This is a 10% dilution in a base of fractionated coconut oil.
Best ways to use Vetiver essential oil:
- Direct Palm / Nasal Inhaler: Place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the hands together, cup your hands around your nose and take a deep breath in through the nose. You can also add several drops to nasal inhaler and breathe in throughout the day. You can repeat multiple times though out the day.
- Diffuser: Vetiver is great to add to a diffuser to ground (add atlas cedar) and relieve nervousness (add jasmine)
- Add to a blend of oils as a base to a perfume as a fixative. Vetiver brings out the scents and makes for a nice undertone.
- Mix in a base of carrier oils as a grounding massage oil (add patchouli and sandalwood)
Other oils it blends well with:
Atlas cedar, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, sweet orange, ylang ylang.
Fun facts: Is distilled from the root of a grass native to Asia. Farmers plant vetiver around crops to prevent runoff and loss of nutrients in crops. In India they use the grass as an insect repellent.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.