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Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiveria zizanioides

With a grounding and calming aroma, Vetiver essential oil can transform an atmosphere into one of balance and tranquility.


Usage Tips:

  • Rub Vetiver on the bottoms of the feet before bed
  • In the evening, diffuse Vetiver with Lavender or doTERRA Balance®
  • Add a drop of Vetiver to your skin moisturizer
  • Use Vetiver as a massage oil
  • Add a few drops of Vetiver oil to a warm bath

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What Is Vetiver Oil Good For? 

Vetiver essential oil is known for its ability to produce a relaxing environment. Its stabilizing, balancing, soothing aroma makes it perfect for creating a calming evening and bedtime ambiance. Vetiver has a distinctly earthy aroma, with roots that grow down deep into the Earth. 

Vetiver is a member of the grass family, and its name means "root that is dug up".

Vetiver essential oil bottle on a table next to perfume, jewelry box, and brush. What is vetiver oil used for? Vetiver oil can be used to improve mood, promote a restful sleep, soothe the muscles, and more.

How Do You Use Vetiver Essential Oil? 

You can use Vetiver essential oil aromatically, topically, or internally. To use it aromatically, put a drop in your hands, rub them together, place them over the nose, and take a deep breath in. You can also diffuse Vetiver. Consider making your own diffuser blend using Vetiver and one or more of the tree oils. 

Topically, try applying Vetiver to your pulse points and over the heart when you need some extra soothing. Rub Vetiver on the bottoms of your feet to create a calming environment before bed or add it to your skin care routine in the morning. 

To take Vetiver internally, add a drop or two to a drink like juice or tea. You can also simply put it in a veggie capsule and take the capsule with water.

Can You Put Vetiver Oil Directly on Skin? 

Vetiver essential oil is a “neat” oil, which means that it can be put directly on the skin. Applied topically, Vetiver oil can add a relaxing aroma to a soothing massage. Additionally, applying Vetiver to the skin allows you to simultaneously reap the aromatic benefits of its aroma. 

If you have particularly sensitive skin and are worried about using Vetiver topically for the first time, simply dilute it with Fractionated Coconut Oil or another carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. 

Where Does Vetiver Essential Oil Come From?

Vetiver is a type of grass with a deep root system that helps stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. The essential oil comes from distilling the roots of the plant. doTERRA Vetiver oil is sourced through Co-Impact Sourcing® in Haiti. You can learn more about its sourcing story from the link below or in the videos.

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Man holding bottle of doTERRA Vetiver essential oil. What are the health benefits of vetiver oil? Vetiver oil holds many benefits for the skin, emotions, and body. Keep reading to learn more about vetiver oil benefits and uses.

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