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Ayurvedic Wisdom for Vetiver Essential Oil: Vetiver oil is one of the most effective oils to use when excess Vata dosha is present. This oil has calming, grounding and centering properties that work equally on the body and the mind. Due to its cool and watery nature derived from the moistened soil in which it grows, it is also excellent in working against excess heat, or Pitta dosha, in the body and mind.
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Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Family: Poaceae
Composition: 100% Pure Vetiver Essential Oil
Origin: Haiti
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
Plant Part: roots
Color: light amber brown
Consistency: highly viscous
Yield: 0.3% - 2%
Bottle Size: 1/2oz (15mL) - About 300 drops
1/4 Dram (1mL) About 20 drops

About Vetiver Essential Oil: Thunderbolt Ayurveda is delighted to offer such an incredible Vetiver oil. Of all of the essential oils, few capture the aromatic complexity of the earth's botanical bounty as completely as vetiver grass. Organically grown in Haiti, this oil is used for therapeutic, meditative and perfuming purposes. Its sweet, rooty, deeply relaxing aroma, which is reminiscent of woods and marshlands, is grounding, cooling and nourishing.

Used for regenerating damaged topsoils and for preventing erosion, vetiver is easily propagated. The rich, sensuous, earthy oil of vetiver is produced by harvesting and distilling the roots of the plant. Although it may be the world's most commonly used perfume fixative—meaning it is an effective base note that holds lighter top notes to the skin—vetiver is in itself an extremely healing oil to the body and the mind. Used in liniments and massage oils, vetiver oil promotes comfort and assists the joints. It is also valued as a component in cosmetic preparations for its natural affinity for the skin and its ability to enhance skin health and radiance. Through its strengthening, tonic, grounding and regenerating effects, it supports and stabilizes the nervous system, making it a good choice for soothing and comforting body and mind. Vetiver promotes emotional equilibrium, purifies the mind and enhances concentration. It also has a strong power of attraction and enhances sensual and romantic moods. Deeply calming, balancing and restorative, vetiver promotes rejuvenation on all levels and aids relaxation. Vetiver is an excellent choice to keep on your nightside table for promoting deep and revitalizing sleep.

As one of the most biochemically complex of all essential oils, vetiver contains at least 150 identified aromatic compounds, and many more unidentified. Because its chemical properties are a function of the soil it is grown in, each batch of vetiver oil will have fragrance variations that are unique and subtle.

How to Use Vetiver Essential Oil

Direct Palm Inhalation: Place a drop of this earthy oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the palms together, bring them towards your face and inhale deeply.

Diffuser: Though vetiver can be diffused, its syrupy, sticky consistency can cause clogging in some diffusers. Vetiver can, however, be premixed with thinner oils and then diffused. If you are using a nebulizing diffuser you will most likely not encounter any problems diffusing this amazing oil.

Other Ways To Use Vetiver Essential Oil

• For rest and relaxation, blend 8 drops vetiver oil, 8 drops Clary sage oil and 8 drops Lavender bulgaria oil in 15 mL of Sesame Oil or your favorite body oil.

• To soothe and support hot, red or dry skin, add a drop of vetiver oil to your favorite chemical-free, unscented face or body cream or oil.

• To reduce the heated effects of too much sun, add two drops of vetiver oil to tepid bath water and soak, or apply (diluted) onto skin for a cooling effect.

PRECAUTIONS: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Use with caution during pregnancy (small amounts, diluted). Do not take vetiver essential oil internally. Please Note: Our testers are a ¼ filled dram bottle (0.95 mL). Because our testers are a sample size, we cannot accept any returns, refunds or exchanges unless the product is damaged in shipping.