The Essential Oil derived from this grass, smells like BACON.
Vetiver Essential Oil has a smokey smell similar to that of BACON.
Derived from a perennial grass found in India with the botanical name Vetiveria Zizanoides, Vetiver Oil is obtained through steam distillation of it’s roots. The scent of this essential oil is very deep, smokey and earthy. Leanne of SkinCatering says it smells like BACON.
Vetiver Oil has been used for many years especially in tropical climates such as India, where it used to relieve infections and sepsis. This oil is an excellent anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and sedative. It’s soothing and cooling anti-inflammatory properties help to relieve all kinds of inflammation but is especially effective with circulatory inflammation and inflammation of the nervous system. People with rheumatoid arthritis have used Vetiver to help relieve their symptoms. It is also recommended for those suffering from gout, muscle aches or dryness/cracking of the skin.
Vetiver’s sedative properties have been used for nervous irritations or emotional imbalances. Inhaling the aroma of Vetiver is said to help with emotional outbursts such as anger, anxiety, hysteria attacks and restlessness. However, the aroma of Vetiver alone is very strong and it is recommend to dilute Vetiver with other essential oil(s) before using it in or as Aromatherapy.
You can find Vetiver Essential Oil in many of the products in the upcoming SkinCatering Sports Line launching for this holiday season!