Vetiver oil is an essential oil derived from the roots of the Vetiveria zizanioides plant, which belongs to the Poaceae family. The oil is obtained through the process of steam distillation and has a characteristic amber-brown color with a viscous consistency. Vetiver oil is a complex mixture of various compounds, including sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, sesquiterpene alcohols, and ketones, which contribute to its distinct aroma and therapeutic properties.
The oil possesses a warm, earthy, and woody fragrance that is often used in perfumery, aromatherapy, and personal care products. It is known for its calming, grounding, and rejuvenating properties, making it a popular ingredient in many skincare formulations. Vetiver oil is also used in traditional medicine practices for its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial effects. Additionally, it is used in industrial applications, such as in the production of soaps, cosmetics, and fragrances.
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CAS #: 8016-96-4
EINECS #: 282-490-8
Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizaniodes
Description: Yellowish brown to reddish brown mobile liquid with Woody, sweet, balsamic odor.
Origin: This essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation from the dried roots of Vetiveria zizanioides.
Appearance: Yellowish brown to reddish brown
Physical State: Liquid
Flash Point (Closed cup): 87°C
Refractive Index: 1.520 – 1.530 @20°C
Relative Density: 0.980 – 1.018 @20°C
Optical Rotation: +17º to +32º
Solubility in Alcohol: 1:2 in 80% ethanol
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