DoTerra Essential Oil:
Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver is loved for its rich, exotic, and complex aroma. Used extensively in perfumes as a base note and fixative, vetiver’s woody, earthy scent complements many other essential oils. Vetiver also has many therapeutic uses, including as an antioxidant and for relaxation.
For aromatic, topical, or dietary use
Vetiver, with its calming properties, has been known to dispel anger, hysteria and irritability. Further, even neurotic behavior stemming from stress and tension has been reduced.
Properties: Antispasmodic, antiseptic, grounding, calming, rebefacient, immune stimulant, stimulant, sedative.
Historical Uses: Vetiver roots have been as a perfume.
Possible Uses: doTERRA vetiver essential oil may help anorexia, acne, breasts (enlargement), anxiety, cuts, arthritis, depression, muscular rheumatism, insomnia, skin care, nervousness, stress, and sprains.
Aromatic Guide: Diffusing vetiver essential oil may help relieve stress and to recover from emotional shock and trauma. A natural tranquilizer, can help induce a restful sleep.
- Topically – Can be applied neat directly to the skin. Apply directly to the area of concern or to reflex points.
- Aromatically – Diffuse doTERRA vetiver essential oil.
- Internally – doTERRA vetiver oil can be taken internally. Take using gel capsules or directly with food or beverage. Vetiver is classifed as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA.
Native to India, the grass also grows in Java, the Seychelles, Reunion, Brazil, Haiti and Japan. Its nature as the oil of tranquility is reflected in a dark amber liquid that is so thick and almost treacle-like. It is a beautiful oil for the home as it can help with many day to day ailments.
Here are the five reasons to love vetiver essential oil:
Reason #1: Vetiver essential oil is deeply relaxing
Known as the oil of tranquility, it is beneficial for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, insomnia or depression. It is a nervine (strengthens the nerves and nervous system) and sedative (reduces nervousness, distress and agitation) therefore the perfect oil to help you ground, relax and balance yourself in “I want to scream and pull my hair out” moments.
Reason #2: Vetiver essential oil is great for skin, especially wrinkles and stretchmarks
Its vulnerary (prevent tissue regeneration and promotes wound healing) and cicatrisant (promotes formation of scar tissue) properties make it excellent for healing tired and stressed skin.
It is excellent for revitalizing skin after childbirth to minimize stretchmarks. It can also help with cuts, wounds and scars. It is helpful in daily skincare in the treatment of dry, dehydrated skin as well as bruises. Very moisturizing, it can even be used in facial blends for wrinkles. It is up there with a woman’s best friend.
Reason #3: Vetiver essential oil is very effective at relieving muscular aches
Vetiver oil is rubefacient (meaning it’s warming and increases blood flow) and therefore superb in the treatment of general body aches and pains, bruises, rheumatism and arthritis.
The use of vetiver in a massage blend is a deeply relaxing treatment that soothes aches and pains and is highly recommended for anyone with sore joints. Very good for massage in stressful times that manifest into a very sore and achy body.
Reason #4: Vetiver essential oil is superb at helping PMS and menopausal issues
Vetiver oil is an excellent oil to have in the house when there are women around (of any age!). Whether it is you that suffers PMS or menopausal symptoms or the person you live with, vetiver essential oil is a star in helping to regulate hormones!
It is said to regulate the secretion of estrogen and progesterone, making it very helpful during menopause. Its cooling action also helps with hot flushes and its grounding action helps to balance the emotions.
PMS can be caused by estrogen deficiency and therefore is helpful for the same reasons as menopause. Its uplifting and grounding nature can help with unbalanced emotions during the menstrual period.
Reason #5: Vetiver essential oil is great for the digestive system
Vetiver oil is able to support the body’s restorative, absorptive and anabolic functions. It is therefore useful for stimulating a poor appetite, for weight loss, in cases of anemia and malabsorption. It is also said to be helpful for a congested liver and pancreas.
Vetiver oil is a gounding and uplifting essential oil great for revitalizing the skin, relaxing the mind and relieving muscular aches and pains, treating PMS and menopausal symptoms and helping with digestive complaints.
For the oil burner or diffuser it blends excellently with essential oils of frankincense, grapefruit, lemon, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Most recently, parents have found it highly effective in treating ADD or ADHD as an alternative to Ritalin and other prescription medications.
Recently, Dr. Terry Friedman MD, did a 2 year study of children between the ages of 6-12 years old, trying to identify essential oils useful in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Vetiver Oil was shown to be highly successful with a 100% of the subjects over a 30 day period when the children felt “scatter brained”. Dr Friedman used the inhalation method.
Apply 3-4 drops of vetiver to a child’s back or the bottom of their feet using a carrier oil immediately following a shower and prior to bed time. With experience combine vetiver with a balancing, uplifting, or relaxing blend to enhance the help. The synergistic combination with a single oil such as lavender, ylang ylang or clary sage will also be effective.
Application has also historically proven helpful through the olfactory system (inhalation). Prepare a tissue cup or inhaler to be used when anxiety or other symptoms of ADHD are felt.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”