Vetiver supports the circulatory and immune systems. It also positively impacts the limbic system which is the emotional control system.
Great complimentary oils include sandalwood, lavender, and Clary Sage.
Vetiver oil has a sweet, woody aroma and can be used topically for massage or diffused to create a warm, cozy environment .
Vetiver is a dense, clumping perennial grass. It is related to lemongrass, and citronella, and is one of the oldest plants on earth. Its thick roots are incredibly aromatic. As a plant, it is used to help stabilize locations which have the potential for erosion.
Name Information and Historical Uses:
The name Vetiver is derived from the Tamil: வெட்டிவேர் veṭṭivēr. (Wikipedia). It is known as the Oil of Tranquility in Sri Lanka.
Historically , Vetiver was used for all kinds of things. Ayurvedic use included addressing an individual’s imbalances and worked on muscular aches, arthritis pain, loss of energy, overheating, joint disorders, skin problems, headaches and to cool the body when it was really hot outside.
In the Middle Ages, the most popular use of Vetiver oil was as perfume along with lime and rosewood.
Ancient Chinese believed that Vetiver essential oil was powerful. It was believed it could cool the body, energize the brain, stabilize emotions, invigorate dry skin and calm angry thoughts.
Vetiver is a great oil to help with grounding.m or overcoming grief.
Because it was seen as an earth elemental plant, some believed Vetiver to have magical properties and so used it to bring love or money. It was also used to bring prophetic dreams.