Vetiver vetiveria zizanoides
Country of Origin: JavaBotanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanoides
Vetiver is a heavy, viscous oil with a rich undertone of "precious wood notes" and is very useful to calm and balance the mind and body. It is also good for dry skin conditions and aching joints and muscles.
Country of Origin: Java
Botanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanoides
Country of Origin: Indonesia (Java)
Plant Family: Poaceae (Gramineae).
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the dried roots.
Vetiver grows in many parts of India, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia. The rootlets are dried, cut and chopped, then soaked in water prior to distillation. The most important producers being Haiti and Java.
This Vetiver is Indonesian. It has a smoky note which is linked to the tradition of Javan producers burning off the grass before digging up the roots. Haitian producers cut the grass and use it for feeding cattle or for grass mats, so the oil has a different aroma, though the oil has been scarce for some time.
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