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Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria Zizanioides)

$34.49 USD15 ml


Even with its calming properties, Vetiver oil (also known as Khus oil) is one of the lessen known essential plant oils. It has a earthy, heavy smell, very similar to the patchouli oil but with a dash of lemon. As its primary use is as a sleep aid, it is dated back to the 12th century in India, steam distilled from vetiver plant roots. In studies, it has been found to lessen one’s anger, nerves, and stress.

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Essential Oil Characteristics

The Vetiver essential oil has an amber or dark brown, olive liquid complexion with an earthy-woody, deep smoky odor with a sweet persistent undertone. The color of the essential oil can vary depending on the source of the plant.

The essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, May Chang (Litsea cubeba), Mandarin, Melissa (Lemon Balm), Oakmoss Absolute, Myrrh,Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus-Lemon (Citriodora), Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.

Vetiver essential oil has a thick consistency.

Principal Constituents

Vetiver essential oil contains vetiverol, vitivone, terpenes, vetivenes, among others.

Scent Profile

The Vetiver essential oil has a sweet woody, deep smoky and caramel aroma.

Perfumery Note: Base

Strength of Initial Aroma: Bold/Strong

Botanical Name and Family

Botanical Name: Vetiveria Zizanioides

Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)

Synonyms: Vetivert, Khus Khus, Andropogon Muricatus

Supplemental Facts

Serving Size: 1 Drop

Servings Per Container: 250

Amount Per Serving: % DV*

Daily Value (DV) not established

Vetiver Root: 60 mg

Country of Origin

Vetiver essential oil is native to south India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The plant is now cultivated in the Philippines, Reunion Japan, Nepal, West Africa, South America and the Comoro Islands. Vetiver essential oil is predominantly produced in Haiti, Java and Reunion.

History of Essential Oil

Vetiver rootlets has been employed in the East for its fine fragrance. Vetiver is applied on domestic animal to protect them from vermin. The fibers of the Vetiver grass is used to weave aromatic matting. In India, Vetiver is used to protect against soil erosion during the tropical rainy season. Vetiver is known as the ‘oil of tranquility’ in India and Sri Lanka.

Safety Data

Vetiver essential oil is a Non-Toxic, Non-Irritant, and Non-Sensitizing.


The essential oil is cultivated, harvested and extracted from Nepal.

The Vetiver essential oil is extracted from the root of the plant.

The essential oil is 100% pure & natural. Meaning, the essential oil comes from plants that are free from any kind of dilutions, chemicals or pesticides usage.

The extraction and harvesting methods focus on sustainability of the natural ecosystem, ensuring that the balance between human needs and nature’s bounty can coexist in harmony. We ensure that every essential oil sent to our customers are in its purest and natural form.

Method of Extraction

The Vetiver essential oil is extracted via Steam Distillation from the root of the plant.

The botanical material (Vetiveria Zizanioides) is placed in a still and hot steam. The aromatic molecules from the plant material are released as the hot steam excretes out the oils kept within the plant material. The molecules of these precious and volatile oils escape the plant and evaporate into the steam.

The temperature of the steam is carefully controlled to ensure that the plant material and the essential oil are not burned but is hot enough for the extraction of the essential oils out of the plant.

The steam which contains the essential oil passes through a cooling system to condense the steam into a liquid. The liquid substance which contains both water and the essential oil are separated. The essential oils are then stored in a dark and cool environment to maintain optimal potency levels and reduce oxidation.

Cemistry Testing

Using industry best practices, the Vetiver essential oil is tested with a Gas Chromotographic Spectrometer to ensure that correct beneficial compounds are at the essential levels required for a true therapeutic effect.

The essential oils must go through a meticulous quality assurance test to ensure that the essential oil has the right aroma, color and viscosity.

We only sell essential oils when they have met the required purity levels for therapeutic use.


100% Pure and Natural: The plants are grown and processed to ensure they achieve industry leading purity levels and are 100% natural.

100% Pesticide-Free: Grown and harvested without use of harmful pesticides.

100% Pure: The therapeutic grade Vetiver essential oil contains no chemicals or dilutions.

Aromatherapy Home Use:

Vetiver essential oil is used as a fragrance ingredient and fixative in cosmetics, soaps and perfumes, especially oriental types. Vetiver essential oil is also used in food preservatives, specifically asparagus.

Vetiver is used as an antispasmodic, antiseptic, depurative, sedative (nervous system), ruberfacient, stimulant (circulatory, production of red corpuscles), vermifuge, and tonic.

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All information contained within this site is for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. Apollen products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.

Never use an essential oil undiluted unless advised by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Keep essential oils away from infants, children, and all pets.

While some of Apollen’s essential oils are medical food grade, we do not advise the use of essential oils for internal use unless they are prescribed by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Only your health care provider and certified aromatherapist can prescribe the proper dosage and usage. Please check with your health care professional and certified aromatherapist before ingesting any essential oils.

Additional Information

Weight 0.359 kg
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 6 cm

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