Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash.
Kosher certified

Vetiver Essential oil Haiti

Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash.
Botanical family : Poaceae
Method of culture : Traditional
Part harvested : Roots
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8016-96-4
INCI : Vetiveria zizanioides root oil


Woody

Woody
Smoky

In the middle of the plant

A grass that can grow up to two meters tall, Vetiveria zizanioides hides its delicate fragrance in its fine, fibrous roots. Anchored deeply in the ground, vetiver develops a dense network of slender, hairy roots that can also reach two meters in length. The word vetiver comes from the Tamil vettiveru, meaning "dug/unearthed roots." Native Haitian vetiver differs from Javanese vetiver by virtue of its sparkling citrus notes that diffuse a fresh bitterness. They sweeten the earthy notes and the imposing, woody, slightly smoky warmth common to all vetivers. At harvest time, tufts of vetiver are cut back to ground level after being in the soil for 12 to 18 months, and are used to make handicrafts. Next, the farmers go over the ground using a pick to remove the clumps of fragrant roots, and the bare root slips are then replanted. The roots are washed and dried in the shade before distillation to collect the precious 100% pure and natural vetiver essential oil.

Native to India, vetiver has spread widely throughout tropical regions. Today, it is mainly cultivated in Indonesia and Haiti. The main vetiver growing region is Les Cayes in Haiti. We actively support the work of the Natural Resources Stewardship Circle (NRSC), conducted with a Haitian producer, designed to combat soil erosion and reduce processing costs and social impact by improving remuneration and paying collectors in advance.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Yellow brown to reddish brown viscous liquid
Constituents Isovalencenol, khusimol, alpha and beta-vetivones, beta-vetivenene


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary