vetiveria zizanoides—distilled from the roots and rootlets. Deep, earthy-woody fragrance with a sweet undertone. Has also been called musty, spicy, dark, full, smoky. Color and scent can vary according to source..
Used as a fixative and fragrance in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes. Many like it very much, and many consider it simply awful. It is commonly described as a smoky, earthy scent, similar to a campfire that was recently put out. Vetiver is also called khus (vetiver) or ruh khus (wild vetiver).
Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses. Dilute well for topical use.
CHARACTER: "Tranquil Traveler." Known in
as the “oil of Tranquility.” Warmth, Comfort, Tenacious with a sense of
Belonging and Grounding, Centering, Visionary, Wisdom. Sri Lanka
ETHERIC COLORS: Deep Green, Yellow with Orange tinge, Blue
CRYSTALS; Yellow Jasper, Black Tourmaline
ELEMENTS: Earth & Water
ASTRO: Venus & Saturn
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE TRAITS: Spiritual Calmness, Integrity, Wisdom, Mind-Body connection, Strength, Honorable, Protected, Self-esteem, Grounded
USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Fear, Anxiety, Obsession, Overwork, Intellectual fatigue, Scattered thinking, Anger, Emotional burnout, Unworthy, Loss of purpose, Addiction, Disconnection, Neurotic, Instability, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Stress
USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Acne, cuts, wounds, Arthritis, Muscular aches, arthritis, menopause symptoms, sprains, stiffness, all manner of skin problems, ADHD, Fever, headaches,
OTHER USES; Cool down on a hot summer day; Boost libido;
PERSONALITY: Excellent for those who have “lost touch” with something.
+Often strong, intellectual with a sense of reality and awareness.
+Feels a connection with the earth. Nothing delicate or ethereal here. Interested in Green issues and the esoteric side of life, particularly voyages to uncover the earth mysteries, journeys of Shamans. Raw elements of earth and nature.
+Ready to laugh out loud, not easily embarrassed.
+Likely to experiment. Sensual with possibly a deep, mysterious side.
+Often gentle, wise in spirit. Friends turn to them for advice, which is blunt and straight.
+Follows the Quest for idealism. May travel with groups, but as they get older, will search for their roots.
+They could settle anywhere if they ignored the call of the wild. Remote villages hold an attraction for them.
+Can be academic and philosophical, sometimes teachers.
-Might become overly concerned about such things as pollution or rain forest destruction and become disillusioned with the world.
BLENDS: Amethyst, Caldera, Cinnamon Bears, Dragon Quest, Green Tourmaline, Into The Woods, Kachina, Moonstone, Muladahara, Obsidian, Petroglyph, Pink Tourmaline, Swadisthana Tree of Life,
ARCHETYPES: SHAMAN, SEEKER, EXPERIMENTER, TEACHER, PHILOSOPHER, ENVIRONMENTALIST
Blends well with SANDALWOOD, ROSE, VIOLET, JASMINE, PATCHOULI, LAVENDER, CLARY SAGE, YLANG YLANG,
NEROLI, CARDAMON, TUBEROSE, GERANIUM ORANGE
Contains: Vetiverol, vitivone, terpenes, palmitin acid, benzoe acid.