VETIVER Essential Oil | Sustainably Harvested

$ 40

Chrysopogon zizanioides

We are delighted to offer such an incredible Vetiver oil. Of all of the essential oils, few capture the aromatic complexity of the earth's botanical bounty as completely as Vetiver grass. Grown in Haiti, this oil is used for therapeutic, meditative and perfuming purposes. Its sweet, rooty, deeply relaxing aroma, which is reminiscent of woods and marshlands, is grounding, cooling and nourishing.

Used for regenerating damaged topsoils and for preventing erosion, Vetiver is easily
propogated. The rich, sensuous, earthy oil of Vetiver is produced by harvesting and distilling the roots of the plant. Although it may be the world's most commonly used perfume fixative—meaning it is an effective base note that holds lighter top notes to the skin—Vetiver is in itself an extremely healing oil to the body and the mind. Used in liniments and massage oils, Vetiver oil promotes comfort and assists the joints. It is also valued as a component in cosmetic preparations for its natural affinity for the skin and its ability to enhance skin health and radiance.

Through its strengthening, tonic, grounding and regenerating effects, it supports and stabilizes the nervous system, making it a good choice for soothing and comforting body and mind. Vetiver promotes emotional equilibrium, purifies the mind and enhances concentration. It also has a strong power of attraction and enhances sensual and romantic moods. Deeply calming, balancing and restorative, Vetiver promotes rejuvenation on all levels and aids relaxation. Vetiver is an excellent choice to keep on your nightside table for promoting deep and revitalizing sleep.

Aromatic Profile: 

  • Perfumery Note: base
  • Odor: earthy, musty, balsamic, root-like
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: strong
  • Dry-out: warm, spicy
  • Blends Well With: Ylang-ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Jatamansi, Angelica and Lavender
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Haitian Vetiver

Did you know that Haiti is the leading producer of Vetiver essential oil in the world? The high-quality Vetiver oil produced in Haiti is a light, golden amber, and its fragrance is sweet, smooth and earthy. This thick, viscous oil offers long lasting fragrance and acts as a natural perfume base for more delicate fragrances. This oil is sure to be a favorite amongst those who have an appreciation for Vetiver essential oil and is sure to capture the notice of those unfamiliar with this rich oil. Our distiller has specialized in the production of Vetiver for over sixty years. They manufactured the essential that we sell with great care. They employ a sustainable approach to their manufacturing practices.


Eco-Project in Haiti

Vetiver is on of the main products exported from Haiti and it is a pillar in the economy of the South Department area. There are about ten distilleries in the city of Les Cayes which support the livelihood of approximately 30,000 rural families in the south region. Our Vetiver essential oil distiller is proud to be an industry leader in the center of the Vetiver production area, in the plain of Les Cayes. They have contributed greatly to the development and economic growth in the southern region of Haiti. The Haiti-based distiller we are working with offers fair wages to all employees, education and youth projects — and works to keep the vibrant Haitian culture alive through community gatherings and traditional music.


Eco-Project in Haiti

Our distiller focuses on three key organizations that foster progress in the community of Les Cayes: The Clinic - which provides full first aid assistance and access to physicians to their employees and family, and runs mobile clinics for other members of the community. The Cafeteria - all employees enjoy well-balanced meals in a clean and pleasant environment. The Cafeteria serves approximately 200 meals per day, and employs an additional dozen workers, 75% of whom are women. The Foundation - on a broader scale, the foundation promotes civic organization in the city. The main areas of focus for the foundation are: education, vocational training, sports and health.

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