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Common Name: Vetivert

Latin Binomial: Veriveria zizanoides

Family: Poaceae or Gramineae

Other Common Names: Vetiver

Production Method: steam-distilled

Countries of Origin: Haiti

Description of Oil: dark brown,olive or amber viscous oil, deep smoky,earthy, woody odor

Description of Plant: A tall, tufted, perennial, scented grass.

History, Folklore and Myth: In Sri Lanka, it is known as Oil of Tranquility.  In India, the roots are woven into mats, screens, and fans to scent homes.  A drink can be made from the fresh rhizomes and is taken as a stimulant tonic.

Properties and Uses: antiseptic, nervine, sedative, mild rubefacient, tonic

Precautions and Contraindications: non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitising

Vetiver is used topically for relieving stress, as well as for emotional traumas and shock, lice, and repelling insects. It is also used for arthritis, stings, and burns. Vetiver is sometimes inhaled as aromatherapy for nervousness, insomnia, and joint and muscle pain.

Vetiveria zizanioides             


Certified Organic         

Steam Distlled            


Vetiver Esential Oil Profile

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