Vetiver Essential Oil – the oil of tranquillity

by | Sep 10, 2020 | Blog | 0 comments

Vetiver grass is originally coming from India where the received essential oil has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Its roots are used for essential oil as well as to prevent erosion and to improve crop yields. 

Vetiver essential oil is called the oil of tranquillity. It has a pleasantly sweet and earthy smell that helps to calm the emotions in stressful moments. This essential oil is meant for broad usages, such as: to support natural immunity, as a venous and lymphatic tonic, for skin in by adding it into a serum, and etc. Today we will look into several variants:

Vetiver essential oil for skin


The oil will help to heal eczema, dry and irritated skin. It promotes skin tissue regeneration and that’s why can be used in the anti-age skincare routine. Here is the quick recipe for eczema, dry and itchy skin:

  • 10 ml of Borrego oil
  • 2 drops of vetiver essential oil

Insect repellent

Vetiver grass is a part of the graminaceous family as well as lemongrass and repels many insects. For example, the moth doesn’t like vetiver’s smell.

  • Take our cotton round pad and spritz a few drops of vetiver essential oil on it.
  • Put the scented wipe into a closet and moth will never fly in there again.

For women

The vetiver essential oil will help a lot to ease the premenstrual tensions. It acts as a venous tonic and promotes the blood flow.  

  • dilute 2 drops of vetiver essential oil in any vegetable oil and massage your belly

Be aware that it acts on the endocrinology sphere called estrogen-like, therefore prohibited for pregnant women and children under 6 years old.

For emotional stability

The vetiver’s smell reconnects with earth and gives reassurance as if whispering “Everything will be fine, don’t worry.” It helps to overcome difficulties, fight anxiety and stress, face new situations. Especially for mothers during child’s crisis.

  • add few drops of vetiver essential oil into a diffuser and turn it on for 10-15 mins a day

For example, I have been trying to wean my daughter off night breastfeeding for a week. I feel reassurance every time I go to comfort her, she falls asleep faster. This gives me strength. 

Root chakra

Gives anchorage and earth energy feeling. It reconnects with seasons thanks to its earthy and woody scent. Especially now, when autumn has finally arrived. 



The vetiver essential oil is often used in the perfumery as a base note, especially in men perfume for its woody and herbaceous scent. It is better to mix it with patchouli, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, petitgrain for women perfume.

Fragrance recipe for men:

  • 20 gr coconut oil
  • 4 gr of candelilla wax
  • 5 drops of vetiver essential oil
  • 5 drops of cedar essential oil
  • 5 drops of bergamot essential oil


Perfume recipe for women:

  • 20 gr coconut oil
  • 4 gr candelilla wax
  • 6 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
  • 4 drops vetiver essential oil

I hope this article was useful for you, share your thoughts below!