Vetiver oil is commonly known as Khus-Khus in India. "Sherbet" of Vetiver is very popular here. It is also used widely for medicinal purpose. Vetiver is also known as "Oil of Tranquility." It is a tall, tufted, perennial, scented grass with long narrow leaves and an abundant complex lacework of underground white roots and is mainly cultivated in the tropics, such as India, Tahiti, Java and Haiti. In India, this grassy plant is sown wherever there is erosion of the soil. Its strong roots hold onto the soil and prevent loss.
Vetiver has a warm and grounding properties, which also acts as antiseptic, tonic, relaxant, women hormone balancer, grounding, regenerating, strengthening, aphrodisiac, rubefacient and moth repellent. It is useful for aging or irritated skin. It is reputed to have an aphrodisiac effect and be a female tonic. It is reported to be useful in post-natal depression. The Vetiver oil mixes well with the following oils: Rosewood, Jatamansi, All Citrus oils, Sandalwood, dhavana, Angelica, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Lavender, cinnamon, Patchouli, Oak Moss and Clarysage.
Uses of Vetiver Oil
Vetiver oil calms and soothes the mind and helps to dispel anger.
Hysteria and irritability and neurotic behavior can also be reduced.
It revitalizes the body and helps with mental and physical exhaustion.
It is also used for general aches and pains, especially for rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pain.