Grounding & Soothing Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) Essential Oil Supports Sleep and Meditation

April 19, 2018

 

 

Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides or Vetiveria zizanioides) is a perenial bunch grass native to India that shares morphological characteristics to other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), and palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii). 

 

Vetiver is distilled from the roots of the plant and has an earthy, rich, musky odor that people either tend to strongly like or dislike. It is a base note, rich in sesquiterpenes, sesquiterpenols, and ketones making it ideal for soothing and grounding applications. 

 

The aromatic compounds in vetiver essential oil also offer immune supportive, skin healing, CNS sedative, and anti-fungal properties. Vetiver is  favorite of mine for sleep support and study blends.

 

For sleep support vetiver blends beautifully with lavender, ylang-ylang, or geranium. Just be careful with the later two oils as too much can soon overwhelm the blend and may even give you a headache.

 

For study, meditation, or prayer I like combining vetiver with orange, frankincense, or spice oils. Vetiver, like many essential oils, can be used to support mindfulness and appreciation of life around us.

 

How to use:

I love aromatic roller ball applications. !0ml of oil and essential oil that you can easily apply to the back of the neck, wrists, temples, bottoms of the feet, or wherever you wish. 

 

A blend of vanilla infused jojoba, lavender, ylang-ylang, green mandarin, and vetiver makes an excellent blend to use to support sleep. It smells wonderful and is supremely relaxing. 

 

For study, prayer, or meditation a combination of vetiver, orange, frankincense, cardamom, and cinnamon bark is lovely. Using 10-12 drops total per ounce (or 4 drops per 10 ml roller ball) is a 2% blend which is ideal for everyday use. 

 

If you are looking for sleep support or support in during meditation, study, or prayer vetiver is a great choice. 

 

If you have questions about aromatherapy or essential oils, or would like to discuss custom products or formulations contact Tricia. You deserve products unique to you without paying a fortune. ABT is here to help. 

 

Aromatically yours,

Tricia

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