ESSENTIAL OIL KIT, PART 9 – VETIVER
by KG Stiles, LMT, RBT, CBP, CAT
Whether you use aromatherapy as a stand alone or as a complementary first aid treatment there are several aromatic oils I’d like to recommend you have in your aromatic first aid kit.
My recommendations include important details for you to consider when purchasing an oil, such as its Latin Name, Country of Origin, Method of Extraction and Part of the Plant Used. I also list the best oils to consider when creating a synergistic blend.
VETIVER ( vetiveria zizanoides ) – Wild Crafted, Hydro diffused Root, Haiti.
Full rich, earthy and sweet, honey textured oil that’s wonderfully grounding. Ideal for use alone! The Wild Crafted hydro diffused Vetiver is an excellent example of how this oil should smell.
It is a light and lovely oil and I keep it close at hand, using it frequently in my aromatherapy practice
Keywords: GROUNDING & REASSURING A sweetly grounding and reassuring oil, a heart bottom note I can rely on to instantly relieve anxiety and panic.
May use as a mild sedative to aid sleep. Clients readily open to its grounding, reassuring scent!
Vetiver’s nature is wonderfully embracing to the senses like a breath of fresh air. It is restorative and revitalizing to the mind and body and lends comfort and support in any situation.
Vetiver has a balancing effect on the mind and body and stimulates the production of red blood cells to relieve muscle and joint aches and pains.
Beneficial for treating severe nervousness, exhaustion and physical or mental debility.
Good for tension relief. Helps you to settle down and be at peace with life’s realities, bringing contentment and solace to a weary worn soul.
Helpful for those who reject their physicality or sexual energies.
May be beneficial for treating anorexia nervosa and nervous eating disorders.
I’ve had great success using Vetiver blended with Helichrysum for resolving Heart Palpitations or Rapid Heart syndrome!
It is also an excellent hair, skin and scalp re-conditioner as it regulates and balances sebum production.
Try a synergistic blend of Vetiver with any of the following aromatic oils: Neroli, Petitgrain, or Orange. Vetiver works well as a stand alone, yet blends well with a variety of oils. Use it whenever you need to anchor a blend, or need a low base note to help your formula sing!