I am loving all the great, grounding things that I have been reading about Vetiver essential oil. Vetiver is an earthy, musky and relaxing grass. It is famously known all over the Indian Subcontinent as “Khus” or “Khus-khus” and is extensively used in perfumes as a wonderful base note. In places where thatched huts and roofs are predominant, vetiver is used a lot in the walls, roofs and cooling windows because of the fragrance it adds to the home when wet. In addition to adding scent to the room, it also aides in cooling and keeping insects away.
Many already know about the calming, grounding effects of vetiver and many studies have been done in the area of ADD/ADHD to assess it’s usefulness in this area. Vetiver boosts the immune system, helps with the appearance of scars, and may even have an affect in the bedroom, boosting libido and arousing desire. Pair that with a copy of 50 Shades of Grey and you could really make a night of it huh?
Some of you, if you have been following along, already know that I have a six year old little man with ADHD. I made up a roller ball blend of Vetiver, Lavender and Fractionated Coconut Oil and am currently seeing what it can do for him. I may add to it as there are other useful oils to help ease the symptoms associated with ADHD, so we’ll see how it goes. Check back for another post on that in a few weeks when I’ve had time to play around with it and really give it a go.
There also don’t seem to be any precautions or words of warning that go along with Vetiver, so, if it’s a calming, grounding effect that you are looking for, give Vetiver a try and see what it can do for you!
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.