- Relieve Stress
- Repel Insects
- Treat Lice
- Treat Anxiety
- Joint & Muscle pain
- Sleep Aid
- ADD & ADHD
Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Due to its deeply calming scent, Vetiver is sometimes referred to as the "oil of tranquility". Vetiver oil’s soothing and restorative attributes are also responsible for stimulating the immune system and and supporting the nervous system. It is sometimes applied directly to the skin for relieving stress, repelling insects, treating lice as well as emotional trauma and shock. It has also been used in aromatherapy for nervousness, trouble sleeping, joint and muscle pain, relaxation and alleviating emotional stress, panic attacks, trauma, anxiety, insomnia, hysteria and depression.
Vetiver oil is distilled from the plant’s roots, and it contains over 100 components. The important compounds of vetiver are khusimene, delta-selinene, beta-vetivenene, cyclocopacamphan-12-ol (epimers A and B), vetiselinenol, khusimol, isovalencenol, khusimone, alpha-vetivone and beta-vetivone. The oil is amber-brown in color, and it’s described as a sweet, woody and smoky fragrance.
Vetiver oil is a cicatrisant, meaning it heals scars by promoting the regeneration of skin and tissue.
Vetiver oil is an antiseptic and studies show that a minimum concentration of vetiver oil is needed to kill infections such as staph.
A study in 2001 by Dr. Terry Friedman found that the relaxing and calming properties of vetiver oil helped children combat their ADHD and ADD symptoms, which typically include difficulty in concentrating, diminished focus, being easily distracted, difficulty with organization and following directions, impatience, and fidgety behavior.
Because vetiver oil has soothing properties that leave you in a state of tranquility, it’s known to help with insomnia and stress that leads to sleep loss. It is very important that you get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep and at the right times are two of the most effective and natural ways to raise testosterone. With the right amount of sleep, your body begins to feel its natural and healthy urges again.
Vetiver oil has the power to strengthen the female reproductive system and balance hormones. It also aids in treating menstrual discomforts such as fatigue, bloating, skin issues, emotional changes, breast tenderness and cramps.