steam distilled from roots
Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the roots of the Vetiver plant, and its cooling and slightly musky scent has been a favorite in the perfume industry for years. It is said to be relaxing to the mind and nervous system, and has long been considered an aphrodisiac- party because it is so good at dissolving nervous tension! Vetiver also has antiseptic qualities, and is used often for this purpose throughout India, where the humid heat provides a veritable breeding ground for infections. As an anti inflammatory agent, Vetiver has a cooling effect on external irritations, and also helps to eradicate the appearance of scars and other marks from the skin. It promotes the formation of new and fresh tissue, and for this reason can also be used on stretch marks, burns and even pock marks. It is lovely used alone, or in conjunction with other oils.
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, grounding, rubefacient (locally warming), sedative, clears acne, anxiety, oily skin, youthens aging skin, calms irritated skin.