Vetiver – Vetiveria zizanoides – Java
Extraction: Steam distilled from root
Volatility: Base note
Colour: Orange to brown
Aroma: Woody, earthy
Alcohols : isovalencenol (1%), khusimol (9%)
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.
Image credit: Photo of Vetiver root bunches by David Monniaux. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0. This image has been edited / remixed