Vetiveria zizanoides | Essential Oil
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Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides) is also commonly known as Ruh Khus, Khus, and Bunchgrass Essential Oil. It has an extremely deep earthy, woody, slightly sweet aroma presenting a base fragrance note. Vetiver is a highly viscous oil; warm it in your hand before use.

Included in perfumes and colognes with its slightly earthy yet cool scent, Vetiver Essential Oil is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Energy and Sleep collections. Vetiver oil is often used in perfumery as a fixative.

Breathe in the scent before bedtime to help achieve a good night’s sleep while inspiring feelings of relaxation.

In skin care applications, Vetiver Essential Oil may have a cooling effect while nourishing the skin. Apply topically before meditation for a grounding, calm effect.

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Rocky Mountain Oils nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

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As a skeptical biomolecular engineering student, I would agree this product produces a noticeable effect when diluted in coconut oil and topically applied over vascular areas such as the wrists. It seems to produce an attentive yet relaxed state of mind, and very little is required to produce the effect.
September 27, 2016
Vetiver use
I use vetiver mixed with lavendar to help me sleep. I mix equal parts of both into a roll-on bottle and roll the mixture on the bottom of my feet. Works wonders!
February 13, 2015
Kinda stinky but works!
I personally think this oil smells a bit like an ash tray... very "earthy", I guess... but it does work! I like it because it's grounding - I just put it on my ankles and feet and then I can only smell a little bit of it mixed in with my other oils used on my hand. Then it smells much better. Works quite well and will get more when I get close to running out.
November 29, 2016
it seems to be working for my son, but I'm having a very hard time figuring out how to get a drop out of the bottle. I've stuck toothpicks in the side holes where the oil comes out to widen them and it's not helping. Right now I'm just opening the bottle and gently pouring out a drop, but that makes me very nervous that I'll pour way too much. I also tried dipping a toothpick in and letting a drip fall off on my hand, but it seems like I'm wasting oil on the toothpick every time I do that. How do you recommend using this???
December 29, 2015
My favorite diffusing oil
I have an in home daycare and diffuse this oil (also lavendar and lemon or citrus combined with the vetiver as the vetiver is very strong so a little goes a long way!) It helps to calm and keep the chidren focused (and myself as well). I suffer from allergies and this oil seems to help keep my sinuses clear. I used a MLM vetiver for over a month and have been using RMO vetiver for the last couple weeks and results are exactly the same and I use less of the RMO vetiver to get the exact same result. Also, always fast/ free shipping, returns, money back guarantee and cost is very reasonable!! Wonderful caring company with high quality oil and oil blends!!
April 20, 2017
1 month ago
We use vetiver in a blend to help keep our youngest two children calm and not so rambunctious.
March 9, 2015
Vetiver wonderful..............
Vetiver has an earthy aroma. When I put it on my pulse points, it is calming - helps me feel as if I have things "all together". Vetiver and lavendar are probably my favorite scents.
March 16, 2015
Great sleep enhancer
Defuse for a great nights sleep
October 28, 2015
Love this oil! Will always
Love this oil! Will always be in my tool bag.
January 20, 2016
very thick and hard to
very thick and hard to drop out of the dropper--wish all the oils came with a glass dropper. Lovely scent
January 24, 2016
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Recommended for a blend to use for my daughter.
Araceli G on May 23, 2017
This oil is one of my favorite. I've loved the scent since I was a child and first encountered it in soap that a relative had purchased in France.
Marguerite R on May 21, 2017
Recommended for a blend to use for my daughter.
Araceli G on May 23, 2017
Bug repellant
Jennifer S on May 21, 2017
This oil is one of my favorite. I've loved the scent since I was a child and first encountered it in soap that a relative had purchased in France.
Marguerite R on May 21, 2017
I love diffusing Vetiver at bedtime with Lavender and Cedarwood. I'm hoping that RMO's vetiver stands up to the pricier brand I've been purchasing.
Kaitlin E on May 20, 2017
Im looking for a calming oil that would help me sleep. I suffer from bruxism and Im trying to use alternative ways and essential oils to have a restful sleep
Maite SuiraPTY11114 S on May 20, 2017
Recommendation on this site.
Paula R on May 20, 2017
All time favorite spicy and woodsy
LORI C on May 19, 2017
I use this oil for many of the blends that I create.
Marni N on May 18, 2017
I love vetiver. It's thick and hard to get out of the bottle but it's great for sleep and balancing. mix with jasmine and orange for a super great treat
Rachel G. on May 17, 2017
I love it - bought your oil for my boyfriend and this was the best vetiver!!
Shanti G on May 10, 2017
Vetiver seems to help my husband sleep.
Beka T on May 9, 2017
Help with sleep
Llilia R on May 8, 2017
Need for a recipe
Donna M on May 8, 2017
Love the smell. Very relaxing.
Julie M on May 6, 2017
Fantastic for improving focus!
Donna M on May 6, 2017
heard it's great for sleeping
Tracy J on May 4, 2017
Sleep option for a diffuser
Rebecca C on May 4, 2017
OHMYGODILOVEVETIVER. It's like a thick morphological brother to lemongrass, and muskier too. But not in an old-man kind of way. It's a very sophisticated smell to diffuse and for that reason I choose not to go without.
Sam R on May 3, 2017
This helps me sleep and is apart of my life!!
Laura H on May 3, 2017
Debra A on May 3, 2017
recommended and tried it before
Gabriel T on May 1, 2017
My practitioner chose it.
Meredith M on Apr 30, 2017
To combine with cedarwood and lavender for a bedtime oil.
Meghan M on Apr 30, 2017
I want to try the peacefulness blend that I saw in the blog
Jessica P on Apr 30, 2017
Several of the recipes I have looked at call for it. My sister said initially she didn't like it but it has been one of her staple oils.
Patricia T on Apr 28, 2017
I heard this was great for helping with sleep. My hubby is kinda over lavender so I'm hoping this will be a new love.
Kimberly C on Apr 26, 2017
My daughter and I both love the smell, and find it very relaxing.
Janine M on Apr 25, 2017
It was on sale and I use it with a blend of other essential oils to help my son focus in school
Laura E on Apr 23, 2017
Hoping to help with relaxation.
Stacy C on Apr 22, 2017
peaceful recipe
Darcy K on Apr 22, 2017
interested in making my own blends, perfumes, etc
Suzanne B on Apr 21, 2017
I make my own blends, and this is used often in sleep/relaxation blends.
Carly B on Apr 21, 2017
To use in making Peacefulness
Donna A on Apr 19, 2017
Calming and peace to diffuse in my home daycare.
Tracey M on Apr 18, 2017
We use regularly for a good nights sleep.
Beverly H on Apr 18, 2017
seemed to have high ratings
melany l on Apr 17, 2017
Help with sleep and mood
Corey P on Apr 17, 2017
Great , Great for sleep, smells a little medicine like, but mix with lavender and chamomile for a great relaxing sleep
Michelle and Gary B on Apr 16, 2017
for focus and to have nice, cool, summertime scent in the house
Meenal J on Apr 16, 2017
This will be included in my stock sleep blend. Purchasing different oils as I can.
Rhonda T on Apr 15, 2017
My granddaughter loses attention in school and Vetiver has helped her.
AnnaLynn A on Apr 14, 2017
Vetiver is deeply calming. We diffuse it with lavender at night to sleep like babies!
Courtney T on Apr 14, 2017
I love the smell of Vetiver, I find it very calming.
Gretchen M on Apr 12, 2017
This is the best smelling Vetiver I have come across so far. My customers and I love it!
Deborah S on Apr 12, 2017
I just returned from Haiti, and I wanted my fellow mission workers to smell the oil from the plants we saw while we were there.
nancy d on Apr 10, 2017
Love the smell. Helps me sleep. Want to use it for skin and hair.
Jeanne E on Apr 10, 2017
It is an oil I do not have.
Teresa P on Apr 6, 2017
Love this oil to help me sleep smells amazing
connie c on Apr 6, 2017
Same reason as I said for choosing Litsea .... trying to find a solution to my husband's sleepless nights.
Judy L. on Apr 5, 2017
I love this and use it every night before going to bed.
Bettye F on Apr 4, 2017
Bug repellant
Jennifer S on May 21, 2017
I love diffusing Vetiver at bedtime with Lavender and Cedarwood. I'm hoping that RMO's vetiver stands up to the pricier brand I've been purchasing.
Kaitlin E on May 20, 2017
I have never been able to get a single drop to come out of the bottle, please tell me how I can get it to come out? I'd really like to use it!
A shopper on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Many components play a part in the viscosity (thickness) of an oil. Because essential oils come from a variety of plants (flowers, leaves, herbs, grasses, tree barks, etc.), they differ in viscosity, scent, and color. Thicker oils typically come from the resin or root of the tree or are extracted with the cold press method. Some oils grow thicker and more potent as they age.

If you’re having problems with your oils dropping from the bottle, here are some quick tips:

1. These droppers also work best when held horizontally (to the side) instead of vertically (upside down).
2. Warm the bottle by holding in hands, placing in a bowl of warm water (to prevent damaging the label put the bottle in a ziplock bag before placing in water)
3. Widen the holes on the orifice reducer with a sterile pin
4. Take the orifice reducer off of the bottle and use a pipette.