Vetiver Essential Oil

**Updated and Re-published.


Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Inhaling the scent of Vetiver essential oil is known to be grounding and calming, especially helpful with overactive children. It may help deal with occasional stressful periods as well. Vetiver essential oil contains the powerful constituents naturally occurring isovalencenol, khusimol and beta-vetivone. Do some research of your own on these compounds.




Ways to Use Vetiver

Vetiver essential oil is a beneficial mood or brain oil so may help with occasional anxiousness and blues. It is known to be calming and relaxing oil as well which makes it an excellent choice of oils to use with children. The relaxing part of this oil lends itself as a good choice for promoting  more restful sleep. Vetiver has an approximate ORAC of 742,792 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

Vetiver essential oil is also supportive of aging (fine lines and wrinkles) and oily skin (non-cystic acne). Vetiver is part of the ART Creme Masque and found in Melaleuca-Geranium soap. Vetiver is also part of some other Young Living favorites including Inspiration oil blend, Lady Sclareol oil blend and is even in Sleep Essence capsules.

Vetiver Tips

Vetiver is used in the perfume industry in room fresheners, soaps, flavorings for food items, personal care products and perfume. This is really interesting to me because I do not prefer the aroma of Vetiver! Try adding another oil so you can still use and get the benefits. You can also apply Vetiver to the feet, furthest point from your nose. Adding lavender to the application makes it more tolerable for me. Vetiver is also a more viscous oil (thicker) so you can try rolling it in between your hands or even carrying it in your pocket to warm it just a bit before trying to drop oils from the bottle.




Learn about how I use Vetiver in my FOCUS BLEND here.  Vetiver has been studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann and there are some  interesting articles in circulation.





  1. Vetiver! This is one of my favorite oils. Love to see you posting about it:)