Vetiver – the Oil of Tranquility

vetiver is distilled from the roots of the vetiver plant

vetiver oil is distilled from the roots of the vetiver plant

Vetiver Essential Oil – calming, grounding and gentling

I love vetiver essential oil. It’s soft, smoky, resinous scent is so calming and grounding that I will often just open up my bottle of essential oil in the midst of the busyness of moon haven and take a slow, deep breath.

The effect is almost instantaneous – a deep sense of calm and groundedness overtakes me.  My heartbeat starts to slow and I am reminded of the cool, damp earth and my connectedness with it.

I use vetiver for all of these reasons and more.

Vetiver helps to dispel negativity, anger and irritability.  It is also helpful for releasing grief and calming panic. It truly is the oil of tranquility.

Vetiver oil is fantastic for helping with  skin issues like stretch marks and wound healing. It promotes hormonal balance and skin moisturisation.

Extaction methods:

The oil is steam distilled from the dried roots of the vetiver plant which is grown in Indonesia and India. Over the two year growing season the roots of this grass-like perennial can grow to 2.5 metres in length!


The base note of vetiver can be overpowering so I tend to only use it in relatively small proportions.

for example a lovely calming blend for the home is:

1 drop vetiver
4 drops sweet orange
2 drops clary sage
2 drops lavender

The soft smokiness of the vetiver will ground this blend and carry it throughout the day …allowing the scent to linger longer in the air.

At Moon Haven we use vetiver in our Designer Grapefruit & Green Tea.. yummy!

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