Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash.
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Vetiver Essential oil Indonesia

Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash.
Botanical family : Poaceae
Method of culture : Traditional
Part harvested : Roots
Harvest period :
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D

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


Woody

Woody
Smoky

In the middle of the plant

Vetiver is an herbaceous, perennial, bushy plant that can grow up to two meters tall. Its long, rigid, narrow leaves bear similarities to lemongrass and verbena. Vetiver's botanical name is Vetiveria zizanioides, also known as Chrysopogon zizanioides. Its roots are the source of the precious woody, earthy smell that is characteristic of the plant. They also play an ecological role in preventing soil erosion caused by flooding and runoff of rainwater. Originally native to India and Indonesia, vetiver grows wild in all tropical and subtropical latitudes. Indonesia and Haiti are the two main producers of the essential oil. Anchored deeply in the ground, vetiver roots develop their rich aromatic quality over time. After a few months in the earth, the roots are ready to be gathered. First, the tufts of grass are cut back to ground level, then Indonesian farmers go over the ground with picks, digging up the dense root clumps. The roots are then cleaned and dried in the shade before being distilled for several hours in the still. Javanese vetiver is characterized by its strong smoky notes.

 The name vetiver first appeared in France in the 19th century. It comes from the Tamil vettiveru, from vetti, meaning "pull out" and ver meaning "root", thus translating as "dug up roots" or "unearthed roots." In many Indian states, it is also known as Cus-Cus, Khus-Khus, or Khas-Khas. Vetiver is also written "vetyver". Vetiver scent was very popular in ancient India, when Indian brides-to-be were given an ointment made from vetiver roots. The stems and leaves were used as thatch to roof houses, or were braided into mats.

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Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Amber brown to reddish brown viscous liquid
Constituents Beta-vetivenene, vetivones, khusimol


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary