Vetiver

Vetiver- AroMeds Vetiveria zizanoides is organically grown and the roots are steam distilled in India. It is a member of the poaceae plant family, and is a base note with a distinctive exotic, rich, smoky, earthy, sweet aroma.

Uses-

  • In Sri Lanka, vetiver is referred to as " the oil of tranquility". If you make a connection with this special root oil, you'll understand why. It is useful when dealing with stress, anxiety, mild depression and/or insomnia or during times of transition.
  • It is deeply relaxing and a very effective immune stimulate.
  • Vetiver can be helpful for both the physical and psychological effects of PMS and menopause, as it is reputed to " regulate hormonal secretions of estrogen and progesterone" states Battaglia.
  • It has analgesic qualities also, and can be used in pain reduction blends. Great in baths, massage oils, salves and nighttime baths.
  • Can be added to antifungal blends.
  • Vetiver is revitalizing for aging skin.
  • Use it during travel to protect yourself from germs and anxiety!

Emotional Support - vetiver can encourage growth, wisdom, integrity, strength, honor, protection, self esteem and grounding.

    Blends well with- Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, orange, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

    Notes of interest- Distillation tidbit- the dry rootlets are cleaned and washed, then are chopped up and soaked in water prior to distillation to increase yield.

    Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.

    Resources:

    Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999. 

    Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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