PURELIFE'S Organic Vetiver Essential Oil is 100% Pure and is of Therapeutic Quality.
Vetiver is also known as Khus and the old French spelling “vetyver” is still sometimes used by the perfume industry.
Our Organic Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides) is cultivated by steam distillation from the roots of the perennial bunchgrasses in Indonesia. Sorghum is a close relative of Vetiver and shares similar properties of other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass, citronella, and palmarosa. Vetiver is grown in many regions including China, Haiti, Indonesia, the Southern US, though it is native to India.
Vetiver Essential Oil is in 90% of all perfumes, due to its fixative properties. It is especially popular in fragrances for men due to its spicy, smoky, and earthy aroma. In fact, many consider Vetiver Essential Oil the most masculine aroma.
Organic Vetiver Essential Oil is popular in aromatherapy, cosmetics, skin care, soaps, and perfume. It has antiseptic properties and can be used to treat acne and sores.
Vetiver Essential Oil is used in aromatherapy for its grounding, calming and stress relieving properties. It also has been studied as an effective aid in helping children cope with ADD and ADHD. It has a strong and bold aroma that stands out in blends. Try it with ylang ylang, bergamot, or other earthy scents such as cedarwood and sandalwood.
Organic Essential Oils:
We believe that Organic Essential Oils are safer because the plants have not be exposed to pesticide or herbicides and they are not chemically processed. Our Organic Vetiver Essential Oil is from pesticide-free plants and steam distilled. All of our Organic Essential Oils meet organic standards.
Vetiver is one of our favorite essential oils. In fact, here are - 15 Reasons Vetiver is the Most Important Essential Oil Missing from your Life.
- Vetiver is a Powerful Antioxidant - Free radicals are uncharged molecules that are very damaging to the body and cause what’s called oxidative damage. They are the reason antioxidants are so important for your health. In 2005, Clemson’s University’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition studied the antioxidant potency of vetiver oil and found it to have strong antioxidant properties- even better than better-known antioxidants such as butylated hydroxytoluene and alpha-tocopherol.
- Scar Prevention - A well-known cicatrisant, vetiver oil prevents scars because it promotes tissue and skin regeneration. Vetiver is also an antiseptic, so try rubbing it on the wounds mixed in a base oil for infection prevention.
- Stretch Marks- AFTER BIRTH ONLY! - For the same reason vetiver oil prevents scar formation, it’s also a great home remedy for stretch mark healing. It can only be used after birth only though! It is an oil that is extremely misunderstood and misused because it has the ancient reputation of causing miscarriages. There are no studies, nor recent incidents to support this, though better safe than sorry.
- Acne - Add few drops to your face wash for a natural combatant to acne. Vetiver improves complexion and skin tone while fighting acne with its antibacterial properties.
- Aphrodisiac & Libido - The journal Hormones and Behavior released a 2010 study revealing that of the two major stress hormone, testosterone and cortisol, testosterone leaves the body much more slowly. Depleted testosterone levels decrease your sexual desires, but vetiver oil is a natural way to balance your levels.
- Cools Your Body Naturally - While vetiver oil is not well known in the U.S., it is considered an ancient remedy in South and Southeast Asia. When rubbed on the chest it naturally cools the body down, which is why it is popular in both laborers and ancient medicine in Asia.
- Improve Brain and Body Function – Even Help Fight Cancer - A common chemotherapy drug called cisplatin has damaging effects on the body, but a 2015 study found that vetiver oil could reduce the overall damaging effects. The antioxidant properties inhibited DNA damage often associated with cisplatin.
- ADHD - Vetiver oil was been shown to be extremely effective to treating children with ADHD in 2001. By inhaling vetiver oil three times a day children in the study improved in test scores significantly. Other essential oils that did well in this study were cedarwood and lavender oil, though none came as close as vetiver, children treated with vetiver improved by over 100%!
- Anxiety - The amygdaloid nucleus is a part of the brain that controls innate behaviors, and a 2015 study concluded that the use of vetiver oil helps regulate this behavioral center. Through inhaling vetiver vapors as need throughout the day, patients were able to find relief from not only anxiety, but also panic attacks.
- Repels Pests - Vetiver has long been added to soaps, candles, and woven into windows and curtains in Indonesian and Indian homes specifically for repelling insects. The insects include termites and mosquitos responsible for malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever. In one study, eight essential oils were used to test the repellency of termites and vetiver proved to be the more effective and the longest lasting.
- Nerve Trauma - Vetiver is considered a nervine, meaning it reduces inflammation of the nervous system. When there is trauma, shock fear or stress, it is great for healing damage done to the nerves. One study showed it not only reduces nerve damage but also promotes healing.
- Menopause & PMS - Vetiver is thought to regulate estrogen and progesterone secretions, which are vital for managing menopause and PMS. It also helps with hot flashes associated with menopause due to its cooling properties, as mentioned above. Additionally, vetiver oil regulates emotions, which is another benefit to using it during menopause and PMS.
- Muscle Aches - For its pain relieving qualities, massage therapists often use vetiver. Used in Ayurvedic (an ancient holist medicine developed in India) medicine, it is frequently included in treatments for muscle pain relief.
- Stimulating Poor Appetite - The restorative qualities of vetiver oil make it great for stimulating poor appetites in sick or older people who are having difficulty working up an appetite. Additionally, it is able to help restore absorptive and anabolic functions.
- Arthritis - Also considered a rubefacient – meaning warming and increases blood flow – vetiver is great for helping treat arthritis. Try adding a couple drops to a lotion to apply directly to the pained area.
General Safety Considerations:
- Do not ingest essential oils.
- Do not apply to sensitive areas such as the eyes or mucous membranes.
- Dilute before applying to the skin.
- The information on this site is should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Essential oils are not an appropriate treatment of illnesses.
- Contact your doctor if you are pregnant, nursing or for use on children before using essential oils.
- The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA.