The vetiver, a healing plant
Do you know vetiver? Originally from India, vetiver has been introduced in many tropical countries. It is mainly found in China, Brazil, Madagascar and Guatemala. However, Indonesia and Haiti are the main producers. This fat plant looks like wild grass and can measure up to two meters. Its yellow, white or brown roots can go up to five meters underground and are used as a therapeutic treatment. Vetiver has always been appreciated and used for its aromatic properties, especially in oriental countries. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine (1) for its many therapeutic properties, vetiver oil is known for its soothing, antidepressant, healing and sedative properties.
Vetiver in aromatherapy :
But how is this oil obtained? It is obtained from the distillation of the root of the plant. Its essential oil is defined as a complete oil because it contains many beneficial properties but also for its composition. On average it takes 1000kg of dried roots to obtain 10 to 15kg of essential oil, which makes it a precious oil.
Used in aromatherapy, vetiver oil has properties that give us calm, serenity and strength at the same time. It is used for anchoring and assurance, because it allows us to live in the present moment, to live here and now with determination. The Indians have nicknamed it “the oil of tranquility”.
Vetiver in perfumery :
Part of the pyrogen family, vetiver is prized in perfumery for its smoky, warm, comforting and sweet notes. Its leaves and roots are beneficial to our health and contribute to our well-being.
At 100BON, we are particularly fond of this beneficial natural ingredient. That’s why we’ve incorporated it into our “Ginger and Vetiver”, “Vegetable Leather”, “Ginger and Vetiver” and “Present Moment” fragrances. ANCHORAGE YOURSELF.
(1) The practice of Ayurvedic medicine aims at treating the patient and not the disease. This implies a personalized Ayurvedic assessment where the practitioner determines the type of treatment to be implemented. This is based on herbal medicine, ayurvedic massage, breathing, meditation, dietetics, singing or yoga, this treatment helps to restore and/or maintain the balance between body and mind.
To learn more about vetiver and how to use it, visit the Compagnie des Sens website.