Vetiver Grass Oil as the name suggest is extracted from grasses. Vetiver is mainly originated from Indian subcontinent including south India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. However, today vetiver is cultivated all round the globe. Basically Vetiver requires tropical climatic conditions to grow henceforth extensively farmed in Java, Haiti and other places.
Vetiver is also termed as Khus in India and treated as a wild plant. As aforementioned, vetiver is kind of grass belonging to Gramineae family, better known as lemongrass, citronella and palm Rosa.
Vetiver Essential Oil: History
Vetiver is basically a Tamil word that means hatched up and mostly used for covering the roof tops. The prominence of vetiver can be found way back in 12th century when this was a taxable item. People came to know its other attributes like medicinal properties. Vetivar became one of the main herbs in Ayurveda, mainly used to cure skin inflammation and joint pains.
In other parts of the world, vetivar was used to stop soil erosions. Also found its uses in hut shadings, thatching etc.
Vetiver Grass Oil: Extraction Process
Vetiver grass oil is carved out from steam distillation method. In the process, rhizomes of the plant are distilled. These rhizomes are the roots of the plant. Later the resultant is dried in sun so that moisture is reduced up to the required level. After the drying process, chopping and distillation are carried out simultaneously up to 48 hours.
The oil is pretty easy to identify, as it seems to dark brown to dark amber, very much similar to olive. The carved essential oil is green and has a wonderful light fragrance.
Vetiver Grass Oil: Uses
The oil is used for several purposes as it contains several medicinal attributes. It can calm, sooth mind and even uplift one’s mind and body. Also, if you have acne, cuts or aches or tension, then vetiver is the perfect remedy for you.