Vetiver Essential Oil
Grounding and calming, Vetiver essential oil can transform a stressful atmosphere into one of balance and tranquility.
- 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
What Is Vetiver Oil Good For?
Vetiver essential oil is known for its ability to produce a relaxing environment. Its stabilizing, balancing, soothing benefits make it perfect for creating a calming evening and bedtime ambiance. Vetiver has a distinctly earthy aroma, and like the way that vetiver roots grow down deep into the Earth, the oil has a grounding effect on emotions.
Additionally, research suggests that Vetiver essential oil may support a healthy immune system when taken internally.*
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 promote a healthy-looking complexion and 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.