Inside Information: 5 Uses for Vetiver Essential Oil

On November 16, 2017 by Team EO in INSIDE INFORMATION & ,

Inside Information: 5 Uses for Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver essential oil has a warm, grassy scent that is calming and stimulating at once. The vetiver plant is a grass that can grow up to five feet tall. Its roots tend to grow downward in a single large clump which makes it easy to harvest and distill. The essential oil of Vetiver is steam distilled from the roots and leaves of the plant.

The essential oil of Vetiver has many modern uses, some that may surprise you. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and uses of this lovely oil.



Vetiver has an incredible fixative quality that makes it perfect for perfumery. In fact, Vetiver can be found in over 90% of modern perfumes. If you’re making a perfume from essential oils for yourself, consider including Vetiver to help the perfume stay on your body longer.





Natural Perfume

30 drops (about 1 bottle) everyone™ relax blend

2 oz Jojoba Oil

Mix the essential oil and base oil and store in a dark glass bottle (amber or cobalt are great). Apply to your touchpoints throughout the day for a relaxing, natural scent.



Improved Focus

One modern study showed that inhaling Vetiver essential oil helped the participants focus on the task at hand with higher success. Try diffusing an essential oil blend that includes Vetiver any time you want to improve alertness and attention.

Vetiver was also shown to be highly successful for people with ADHD, it helped them focus on the task at hand.



Vetiver essential oil inhalation was shown to relax and help ease the symptoms of anxiety in another study. Breathing in some Vetiver can help us relax and enjoy the world we live in. Try using the everyone™ relax blend when you need to calm down, it has several soothing essential oils including Vetiver.




Pest Control

Vetiver essential oil was shown to be effective against both ticks and termites. In addition, Vetiver was shown to be antimicrobial, which means it can be helpful against bacteria and other harmful microbes. Using Vetiver essential oil in a spray can help guard your home against unwanted pests and germs. Our EO® Organic Deodorant Spray is made with organic alcohol, water, and Vetiver essential oil. Try spraying a little of this deodorant spray anywhere you are worried about pests or germs.



Mood Boost: Symbiotic Honor

Vetiver is our reminder that we are all symbiotically connected to each other and the world we live in. When we feel disconnected it is easy to forget how much a part of our world we really are. Vetiver restores our sense of belonging and the honor that comes from that. Vetiver is especially useful to counteract feelings of disconnect, isolation and shyness.


More Vetiver

We love Vetiver so much we use it in these products:

EO® Organic Deodorant Spray – Vetiver

Everyone™ Relax Aromatherapy Blend

EO® Skin Care Face Oil

EO® Skin Care Cleansing Milk




Here’s the studies we talked about: