Vetiver is one of the most loved essential oils with a robust comforting earthy scent. It is often used in as a base note in perfuming especially in men’s colognes and floral perfumes. Vetiver can be used in aromatherapy for circulation and for comfort and grounding. Use Vetiver essential oil for meditation. a small dot of vetiver rubbed into the forehead calms the mind and brings us into the present. Vetiver is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing suitable for use with all populations remember to use a 0.5- 5% dilution (3-30 drops per ounce of carrier oil) with children, pregnancy and the elderly.
Vetiver is best known for its use in colognes, perfumes and cosmetics. Men’s cologne often employs vetiver as its base oil to "fix" a blend. The base oil in perfuming and blending refers to the essential oils with a heavier molecular weight and will stay aromatic after the light and volatile top notes have evaporated or absorbed. Vetiver blends well with many essential oils especially Lavender, Roses, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Frankincense, Bergamot, Douglas Fir, Scotch pine, Cypress, Atlas Cedar, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Grapefruit, Rose geranium and Patchouli.
Vetiver is used in the Veriditas Sleep Aid and Men’s Deodorant. Men’s deodorant kills the bacteria which cause odor and leaves that wonderful scent of vetiver which stays with you through the day. Many men and women have said that they use the so-called "Men’s deodorant" not just for stinky armpits, but as a perfume or cologne. In the Sleep Aid, Vetiver and the Spikenard help to sooth the mind and ground the body before sleep; the Vetiver also works to balance the blend with a deep earthy aroma.
- Information by Melissa Farris, Founder of Melissa Farris
*Information given is the historical and use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.