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Vetiver oil is a yellow essential oil with a moderate woody-earthy aroma, derived from the roots of the vetiver plant (Chrysopogon zizanioides). We use this ingredient as a fragrance component in some of our products.
Chrysopogon zizanioides, also known as Vetiveria zizanoides or Vetiver, is a bunchgrass native to India and cultivated in many tropical regions, that shares characteristics with other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa. The grass grows to around 1.5 meters tall, with a complex fibrous root system that reaches depths of up to 4 meters. As well as providing good protection against soil erosion, vetiver's uses include as a thatching material, traditional medicine and as a source of essential oil. The aromatic roots can be dried and steam-distilled to produce the fragrant essential oil, which is used in perfumes, cosmetics and personal care products. The oil is also reported to have some antimicrobial and antioxidant activities.
Botanical name: Chrysopogon zizanioides
Other names: Vetiveria Oil, Vetiver Root Oil
Chemical class: Essential Oils and Waters
Main constituents: beta-Vetispirene, Khusimol, Vetiselinenol, alpha-Vetivone
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