Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver Essential Oil ~ The Oil of Tranquility
Vetiver essential oil “Vetiveria zizanioides", is an oil that is extracted from the root of vetiver grass.
Vetiver oil, it is one of the most calming and relaxing essential oils. It is said to relieve any trauma / shock. It is often used in muscle relaxing massage oil products.
My favourite smell, is the smell of the earth, just after it has rained; this oil has that same earthy smell.
The oil is often used to relieve muscle spasms, to help with blood circulation and it is used as an antiseptic.
There are many oils that can be used as a base (carrier oil) for Vertiver. I like to use coconut oil with it.
Vetiver Essential Oil Uses for Skin
A list of a few skin problems, that this oil is often used for: acne, anti-aging, skin beautification and curing vitilgo (skin pigmentation disorder).
Vetiver oil is high in antioxidants, making it a great anti-aging ingredient to combat wrinkles and even stretch marks.
How can I use Vetiver Oil for Skin?
Use about 4 drops at one time; rub directly onto the area you want to treat.
Make sure that your oil is a therapeutic grade essential oil. This oil is overall a non-irritant and is non-toxic.
You can add a few drops of this essential oil to your bath water, it has an overall healing effect on the skin.
You an also add it to your favourite fragrance free aqueous cream; this can be applied even to wounds for faster healing.
This essential oil can be added to other essential oils such as grapefruit, lavender, jasmine and ylang-ylang.
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