Vetiver oil is a natural essential oil derived from the roots of the Vetiveria zizanioides plant through steam distillation. From a technical standpoint, vetiver oil is characterized by its complex chemical composition, primarily consisting of sesquiterpenes, such as vetiverol, alpha-vetivone, and beta-vetivone. These chemical constituents contribute to its distinct earthy, woody, and smoky aroma.
Vetiver oil has a dark brown to amber color, a thick consistency, and a low volatility. Its specific gravity ranges from 0.990 to 1.070, and it is insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and other essential oils.
Vetiver oil is known for its various therapeutic properties, making it highly valued in the fragrance, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. It is recognized for its grounding and calming effects, making it beneficial for stress relief and relaxation. Its rich aroma is often used in aromatherapy to promote a sense of tranquility and balance.
Furthermore, vetiver oil possesses antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and cicatrisant properties, making it useful in skincare formulations. It can help soothe and heal minor wounds, scars, and skin irritations. Its moisturizing properties also make it a valuable ingredient in skincare products, promoting hydration and nourishment.
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|Botanical name||Vetiveria zizaniodes|
|Origin||This essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation from the dried roots of Vetiveria zizanioides.|
|Appearance||Yellowish brown to reddish brown|
|Solubility in Water||Insoluble|
|Uses||Fragrance and Flavour application|
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