Vetiver Essential Oil
It's especially found to be very grounding and balancing emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, and I find it to be a great supportive oil when used in conjunction with others, amplifying its own and the other oil's properties.
It supports healthy circulation and have a calming, grounding effects on emotions. It also have immune-enhancing properties. It often used to promote restful sleep, but equally helpful when you feel restless in life. It can help bring you back down to earth to find a comfortable footing in your own role and path. It can help you relax and sleep deeper. It can sometimes give you the craziest dreams ever. It's an interesting little fella.
Precautions of Vetiver Essential Oil
Use with caution during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.
Commonly Uses of Vetiver Essential Oil
- Add 1–2 drops to tea or hot drinks during winter time to promote immunity.
- Use as a massage oil to promote circulation and calm emotions.
- Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.
- Diffuse with Lavender and Wild Orange to calm emotions and lessen stress.
- Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.
- The earthy, slightly lemony fragrance is said to have been used for centuries in India. Dab on your wrists or neck. Try blending it with a floral aroma like Ylang Ylang or Clary Sage, or even a citrus like Bergamot.
- Its cleansing properties help gently cleanse the face. Test for sensitivity and mix one drop in 3 drops of coconut oil and apply to a freshly washed face.