Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Vetiver is known as the “oil of tranquillity” in Sri Lanka.
In Ayurvedic medicine Vetiver is used to alleviate thirst, heat stroke, fever and headaches.
The oil is distilled from the dried rootlets and is thick, dark and smoky.
It is a very grounding oil and I recommend it for times of change particularly if there is fear or anxiety around the change.
It relaxes the nervous system and is excellent for mental emotional and physical burnout.
It helps regulate the hormones especially during menopause and can also help relieve symptoms of PMS.
It strengthens the body’s connective tissue and hydrates the skin.
It supports the immune system.
My favourite blend is:
5 drops Vetiver
8 drops Grapefruit
3 drops Lavender or Sage
Blend with a moisturising lotion base or your favourite vegetable oil and massage into your skin following a relaxing bath or an invigorating shower.