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uses & benefits of vetiver
Vetiver is a grass; hence it is often called khus which is simply the Hindi word for grass. The oil is obtained by distilling only the roots of the plant and not the blades. For that reason, vetiver oil is bronze colored. Many vetiver oils do appear green, however, due to their being distilled in copper vessels.
The oil is rich, earthy, and sweet, and much less of a top note than other grasses. Whereas scents like lemongrass and citronella tend to be sharp or piercing, standing out as top notes, vetiver is a mellow, fresh, and encompassing forest smell.
Vetiver oil is also said to be antispasmodic, an immune and circulatory system booster, and a sedative—relieving mental exhaustion and insomnia. It is likewise said to be effective at moderating anger and neurotic responses.
Vetiver essential oil combined with a sweetener, like honey or sugar, and water makes a refreshing and soothing beverage on its own. The sweetened mixture also confers a rich, satisfying, sugarcane freshness to milk shakes and “mocktails”.
Vetiver El Salvador- It may be from El Salvador, but it has the swagger of Brazilain fire. Imagine if Haitian vetiver learned how to rock the dance floor in Samba. Very grounding, yet fizzy and festive like holding up citrus celebratory drinks.
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