HistoryVetiver originated in India and its grass and roots contain essential oils. It is a main ingredient in many popular women’s perfumes such as Caleche, Chanel, Dior Essence, Parure, Opium, Guerlain, and some of men’s fragrances.
Bontanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Vaporisation: Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into warm water by using diffuser.
Massage: Add 4-5 drops of essential oil into 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a home-made body oil after shower. It is very good for muscular and spiritual relaxation.
Bathing: Add 8-10 drops for a full bath. It can stimulates blood circulation and is ideal way to relax.
Inhalation: Add 3-5 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over the head, close your eyes and inhale deeply. It can help to relieve physical and mental stress, especially headache and respiratory system problems.
Clay mask (Cleansing and Whitening): Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to the mixtures of floral water and clay mask.
Personal skin care product (e.g Shampoo，Bath Gel，Facial cream etc.): Add 4-5drops of essential oils to your own skin care products, create the unique personalised skin care products.
Perfume: Add 4-5 drops of essential oils and 4-10 drops of solubiliser into 10ml water to create your own personalised perfume.
Contra-indication: Avoid during pregnancy
Blending Base Measurement:
1% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (1/2/6/10/20) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (2/4/12/20/40) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
2.5% Essential oil in (5/10/30/50/100)mL = (3/5/15/25/30) drops per volume of essential oil respectively
Eye care = 0.5% Face = 1% - 2% Adult full body = 2% - 2.5%
*Remarks: Thin oil can apply onto skin directly. Thick oil is sticky, diluted with thin oil will be better
Proportion: Thick Oil 10-20％Thin Oil 80-90％
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides (VZ) (family: Poaceae), an aromatic plant widely known as “Vetiver”. It has been used for various ailments over the years. This piece will identify the health benefits of Vetiveria zizanioides with researchers work done in the past. Hypolipidemic effect A study evaluated the hypolipidemic effect of Vetiveria zizanioides Oil in High Fat Diet (HFD) induced Wistar Albino rat model. Thirty rats were divided equally into 5 groups and were treated accordingly: Normal Diet Control, High Fat Diet Control, with Low dose Vetiver Oil (VO), with High dose VO, with Simvastatin for 8 weeks. The study demonstrated that Vetiveria zizanioides is capable of hypolipidemic activity in HFD induced rats. The anxiolytic and memory enhancing properties The anxiolytic and memory enhancing activity of ethanolic extract of V. zizanioides (EEVZ) dried roots were examined in a study carried out using mice. The mice were treated with different dosage of the EEVZ before evaluating the effects.The essential oil of V. zizanioides possesses significant anxiolytic and nootropic activity due to the possibly interplaying with neurotransmitters implicated in anxiety and learning and memory. Anti-proliferative activity A study investigated the biological activity of Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) essential oil (VEO) in a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast model. The impact of VEO was analyzed on the levels of 17 important protein biomarkers important to immune response and tissue remodeling. VEO exhibited strong anti-proliferative activity in these cells and significantly inhibited the production of collagen III, an important molecule for skin and tissue remodeling processes. Refreshing properties on brain activities A study was carried out for the quantifiable and reproducible effects of Vetiveria zizanioides essential oil on sleep-waking and electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns in adult male Wistar rats. The rats were treated with Vetiveria zizanioides essential oil in the experimental group and water in the control group while the EEG recording was done. The essential oil of vetiver has refreshing properties on electrical brain activity and alertness by inhalation significantly increased total waking and reduced slow-wave sleep time. Antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity Vetiveria zizanioides (VZ-EO) major components such as cedr-8-en-13-ol, α-amorphene, β-vatirenene and α-gurjunene were assessed for the suppression of the inflammatory responses of LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages, nitric oxide production and cell apoptosis, by regulating the expression of the inflammation-related enzymes heme oxygenase-1, inducible nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase-2 (inducible cyclooxygenase) and the inflammatory cytokines tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β and interferon-β. The study identified that the anti-inflammatory activity of VZ-EO correlated with its antioxidant activity. References Chou, Su-Tze & Lai, Chia-Pei & Lin, Chih-Chien & Shih, Ying. (2012). Study of the chemical composition, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity of essential oil from Vetiveria zizanioides. Food Chemistry. 134. 262–268. 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.02.131. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257164453_Study_of_the_chemical_composition_antioxidant_activity_and_anti-inflammatory_activity_of_essential_oil_from_Vetiveria_zizanioides Raja, S., et al, (2017). Effect of Vetiveria zizanioides on experimentally induced dyslipidemia. Int J Pharm Bio Sci:8; 4(351-359). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22376/ijpbs.2017.8.4.b351-359 https://ijpbs.net/abstract.php?article=NjI1Mg Nirwane AM, Gupta PV, Shet JH, Patil SB. Anxiolytic and nootropic activity of Vetiveria zizanioides roots in mice. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2015;6(3):158-164. doi:10.4103/0975-9476.146548 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4630689/ Cheaha D, Issuriya A, Manor R, Kwangjai J, Rujiralai T, Kumarnsit E. Modification of sleep-waking and electroencephalogram induced by vetiver essential oil inhalation. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2016;5(1):72-78. Published 2016 Feb 14. doi:10.5455/jice.20160208050736 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4805151/ Han, X., & Parker, T. L. (2017). Biological activity of vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) essential oil in human dermal fibroblasts. Cogent Medicine, 4(1), 1298176. https://doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1298176 https://www.cogentoa.com/article/10.1080/2331205X.2017.1298176/references