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Vetiver Essential Oil


Name Vetiver Essential Oil
Species Vetiveria zizanioides
Part Fresh Root
Extraction Steam Distilled
Aroma Heavy and woody, herbaceous with a sweet splash


Product Description

Vetiver Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Vetiver Essential Oil
Batch VZ122V8
Species Vetiveria zizanioides
Part Fresh Root
Extraction Steam Distilled
Class Sesquiterpenol
Source Haiti
Color Dark Golden, slightly brown
Consistency Thick
Note Base
Aroma Heavy and woody, herbaceous with a sweet splash
Blend Ideas Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary SageCypress, EucalyptusFrankincense, Geranium, GingerGrapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, and Sweet Orange


We source only pure essential oils.

The day I first bought vetiver, I was disappointed.  I’d heard fantastic things about this oil . . . . but I opened the bottle, took a whiff, and closed it back up.  Did not like the scent at all!

Then my husband came home extremely stressed and could not stop thinking about a really bad event that occurred during the day and all of the possible outcomes from that event — he was overthinking it, just like we all do in high stress.  Out of desperation, I pulled out that bottle of vetiver and diffused a couple of drops of it with a couple of drops of lavender.  WOW!  His mind calmed down and he was able to relax.  I was thrilled!

Since then, vetiver essential oil has been a “go to” for high stress.  It allows us to become calm and relaxed before bedtime (as long as one of us hasn’t had too much caffeine).  I’ve also grown used to the scent to the point that I now love it!  Maybe that’s because I know how vetiver grounds and balances my emotions.  Business is stressful and this little “bottle of calm” is high on my list of favorites . . . so much so that, when my bottle runs too low to get drops out, I add a few drops of lavender to it and swirl it around to use in my diffuser.  I won’t waste a bit of this oil!

In blends for skin, vetiver is always a wonderful addition (in tiny amounts).  It’s good whether you have dry or oily skin because it has a wonderful balancing action, much like it helps balance emotions.  I like to add it to nighttime facial blends with a nice citrus and touch of lavender.

Remember, with vetiver, less is better.  You can always add another drop to a blend or diffuser but you can’t take it back out.  Keep a light hand with vetiver essential oil.

This is one of the few oils that we highly recommend purchasing the version with the extra glass pipette dropper because it’s a thick oil and doesn’t always like to come out of euro droppers (some of you call this an orifice reducer).  If you do purchase the glass pipette dropper version, please remember to keep it away from children!

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in jojoba.

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Vetiver Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, there are no known hazards or contraindications.  Vetiver essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Vetiver essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

    Vetiver • Vetiveria zizanoides
    Batch: VZ122V8

    Component %
    trans-Isovalencenol 11.6
    Khusimol 9.55
    Vetiselinenol 5.2
    α-Vetivone 4.9
    α-Cadinol 4.66
    Zizanol 4.01
    Juniper camphor 3.66
    β-Vetivenene 3.47
    β-Vetivone 3.41
    α-Amorphene 3.09
    Eudesmenol 2.98
    Eudesmol epi-isomer 2.38
    δ-Cadinol 2.14
    α-Vetispirine 2.09
    Unidentified sesquiterpene 1.9
    Eudesmol epi-isomer-2 1.76
    Unidentified sesquiterpenol 1.69
    α-Gurjunene 1.57
    Unidentified sesquiterpene 1.51
    Juniper camphor 1.51
    Khusimene 1.48
    δ-Amorphene 1.43
    epi-β-Bisabolol + Cadalene 1.34
    (-)-Spathulenol 1.32
    Unknown ketone 1.25
    Unidentified sesquiterpenol 1.2
    γ-Cadinene 1.05
    α-Cadinene 1.04
    Selin?-6-en-4-ol 1.02
    Nootkatone 1.02
    α-Guaiene 0.91
    Germacrene B 0.85
    α-Elemol 0.82
    Unknown vetiver 0.81
    Prezizaene 0.77
    Guaiol 0.77
    Spiro isomer of vetiver 0.75
    4,5-Dehydroisolongifolene 0.71
    δ-Selinene 0.68
    Unidentified sesquiterpene 0.67
    Cyclocopacamphenol 0.64
    α-Calacorene 0.63
    1-epi-Cubenol 0.61
    Nootkatone isomer 0.54
    Dehydro-Aromadendrene 0.51
    α-Ylangene 0.5
    Nootkatol 0.48
    Khusimone 0.47
    Menthenone 0.42
    epi-Bicyclosesquiphellandrene 0.29
    δ-Cadinene 0.26
    Unidentified sesquiterpenol 0.25
    β-Cedrene 0.25
    (-)-Aristolene 0.25
    γ-Selinene 0.25
    Unidentified sesquiterpenol 0.21
    α-Chamigrene 0.17
    Unidentified sesquiterpenol 0.17
    Unidentified sesquiterpenol 0.12

    1. Chemical composition of Vetiver root oil obtained by using GCMS analysis

    2. Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases

    3. Evaluation of Vetiver Grass Root Growth, Oil Distribution, and Repellency Against Formosan Subterranean Termites

    4. Extraction of essential oils from Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) grass

    5. Highly Volatile Constituents of Vetiveria zizanioides Roots Grown under Different Cultivation Conditions

    6. Isolation and characterization of terpenoids from vetiver oil and their evaluation as pesticides

    7. Modification of sleep-waking and electroencephalogram induced by vetiver essential oil inhalation

    8. Phylogenetic Relationships, Path and Principal Component Analysis for Genetic Variability and High Oil Yielding Clone Selection in Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides L.) Nash

    9. Traditional and Medicinal Uses of Vetiver

    10. Vetiver Essential Oil in Cosmetics: What Is New?

    11. Vetiveria zizanioides (linn.) nash: A pharmacological overview

    12. Volatiles emitted from the roots of Vetiveria zizanioides suppress the decline in attention during a visual display terminal task