Vetiver is used to stabilize emotions and offers a number of health benefits to support the body and mind. The oil possesses natural grounding properties that help protect against emotional issues.
Vetiver can calm the mind, while stimulating healthy blood circulation in the body. The oil strengthens immune system function, thereby supporting the body in protecting against harmful environmental elements and seasonal threats.
The oil’s strong stabilizing properties, along with its natural ability to promote immune system function, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re dragging through the winter.
To strengthen the immune system, add 1-2 drops to your hot tea and ingest. Diffuse the oil with lavender to promote healthy emotional balance.
For relaxation, put 1-2 drops in your bathwater and soak. You can also use vetiver to promote healthy circulation by using it in a massage. You only need a tiny amount of vetiver to get the full effect of its health benefits, so consider applying with a toothpick.
General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: Vetiver Body Butter
½ cup Shea Butter ¼ cup Almond Oil ¼ cup Coconut Oil (solid) 8 drops Vetiver Essential Oil 8 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
For a smooth, skin supportive body butter, melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a pan over medium low heat. Stir until smooth and well combined. Remove the mixture from the stove and stir in the remaining oils. Scoop the body butter into a glass container with a tight lid. Use a small amount over the elbows, feet, cuticles, and other dry areas of the body.