This oil is extracted from Vetiveria zizanoides of the Gramineae family and is also known as vetivert and khus khus. It has an earthy, musty smell, of a damp forest floor and is amber to olive in color.
Therapeutic Properties: This is antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, tonic, sedative and vulnerary.
Chemical Composition: Composed of benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, a and b-vetivone, vetivene and vetivenyl vetivenate.
Application: The soothing and relieving properties of this oil relaxes the mind and body and is useful to dispel irritability, anger and hysteria while having a balancing effect on the hormonal system. These can also be used to reduce wrinkles and stretch marks while nourishing, moisturizing the skin and helping wounds heal.