Latin Name: Vetiveria zizanoides
Country of Origin: Haiti
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Blends well with myrrh, lavender, patchouli, grapefruit, black spruce, lemon, ginger, neroli, cypress
even though I have smelled vetiver for years and have loved it, this is the first time I bought and used it. It is a bit thick to get out of the bottle, but I appreciate that since it only takes one, and I mean one drop to scent up a whole house, clean stinky summer feet, etc. I put three drops in a 2 cups of unscented carrier oil and have been using it sparingly to massage my tired stinky feet ( sandals weather), and refreshes achy and hot swollen ankles. I recommend to use a very small amount to start with. it is very peppery and may sting sensititve skin. try it out, it is so worth the money. I appreciate the small bottle since it makes sure it is fresh when I order it.
I love to use Vetiver on my feet before bed. I always have a deep restful sleep when I do. After rubbing a couple drops on each foot, I inhale the smell left on my hands, with 3 big breaths. I do the same any time I am anxious and need to feel grounded. Especially after being in bad traffic!
This is a gorgeous vetiver and it's smell becomes more complex and sensual with time. Vetiver is naturally thick!! So giving it lesser stars because of one's impatience is unfortunate as this is one of the most beautiful vetiver I've had the pleasure of owning. Like a fine wine it continues to get more tantalizing as it ages.
I knew prior to purchase that Vetiver was quite viscous and hard to get out of the bottle. Warming the bottle helps. I'm in love with this oil. I quite like the scent, very calming and pleasant. I appreciate the quality Rae Dunphy offers.
Vetiver is a lovely scent - it makes you feel quite grounded. Great service as always from True Essence! I've used their oils for roughly 35 years and have tried other oils as well. This is a brand I will stick to.
A bit dissapointed since when diffused or put on collar or skin has very minimal scent. Warming the bottle in my hands made it easier to get some out of bottle
Some essential oils are naturally thick, like vetiver, oakmoss, myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood and some types of CO2 and absolutes. We recommend placing them in a ziplock bag and then into a small bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes prior to use. Wipe down the grooves of the cap and bottle neck before re-capping to ensure bottle is easy to open for future uses.
i as well ran into trouble getting oil out of the Dropper. Did like the scent and the calming benefit. .
The only reason I didn't rate this higher is because my bottle at least, was so thick it wouldn't come through the dropper.