Vetiver is one of this month's promos!
Time to unwind after a long day? Need to buckle down for a project in a relaxing environment? Look no further than Vetiver essential oil.
Vetiver oil provides a sweet, woody aroma that can be applied topically or diffused to help create warm, welcoming spaces. The uses of Vetiver oil are numerous, from providing the perfect grounding scent for a decompressing massage to creating the ideal fragrance for soaps and perfumes. Find out more about the vetiver plant, as well as some key Vetiver oil benefits, and if you decide you need togive yourself a mid-blog Vetiver oil hand massage, we’ll understand.
1. From the earth
The vetiver plant is a perennial grass native to tropical regions in Asia. Vetiver is a fragrant grass with long stems and flowers, but Vetiver essential oil is derived from the root of the plant. Vetiver roots can grow 7–10 feet long, and their deep, tangled webs help make the plant tolerant against drought and protect against soil erosion.
2. Into the bottle
Vetiver oil is steam distilled from the root of the vetiver plant. It produces a warm, woodsy scent that’s slightly sweet and earthy.
3. For men
The woody, earthy scent has been used for its fragrance for centuries, and a popular use of Vetiver is adding a warm aroma to men’s soaps and colognes. You can create a personalized scent by adding Vetiver essential oil as a base note for a masculine DIY perfume.
4. Study scent
Let Vetiver’s complex and uplifting aroma help calm your mind so you can focus on the tasks that require the utmost attention. Perfect for study, difficult work tasks, or even curling up with a long novel, Vetiver essential oil’s fragrance creates a relaxing atmosphere where distractions lose their sway.
5. Thicker than Thieves®
Vetiver oil is known for its viscosity. Incredibly thick, it can sometimes be slow to flow from the bottle, but patience is a virtue, and there’s nothing wrong with your oil! Because Vetiver essential oil is so thick, we recommend adding it to a carrier oil before you put it in your diffuser.
6. In the tub
Relax from head to toe with a warm bath, aided by the calming aroma of 15–20 drops of Vetiver oil added to your evening soak. If you want to dim the lights and hit play on your favorite chill-out tunes, that’s between you and the Vetiver.
7. On your body
Combine a few drops of Vetiver essential oil with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for use in massage. All those unused “free foot rub” coupons that your significant other gave you last Valentine’s Day? You won’t regret putting them to use in an experience that can be deeply calming and moisturizing.
8. At home
Create a blend for your family that is warm and relaxing. Use 3 drops of Vetiver essential oil, 5 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Ylang Ylang in your diffuser to set the stage for nights in playing board games, reading, or just getting through homework and chores in a calmer atmosphere.
If you loved learning about Vetiver, broaden your essential oil knowledge with our posts on Helichrysum and Patchouli! See if you can find some similarities between these interesting oils or—even better—ways you can use them together!
Hopefully you’ve learned something new about Vetiver! Which new fact is your favorite, and how will you share it?
Naturally we're concerned about the health and safety of our family members. Doing laundry is no different. Did you know your laundry could be causing harm to your health? Not just in the washer or dryer, either.
According to studies, 1/3 of all laundry detergents contain at least 1 chemical flagged by the EPA as potentially causing cancer. On average, toxic laundry detergents emit 17 toxins that go unlisted on the label, and which can cause problems ranging from skin irritations to neurological damage. For these reasons, you might want to stay away from conventional laundry detergents, dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners altogether.
Like you, we LOVE to have clothes that feel soft, smell fresh and are free of static cling. In my home we do everything organic: shampoo, conditioners, body soap, dish soap, carpet cleaners, doggie shampoo, deodorant, foods, etc.. ALL ORGANIC and CHEMICAL-FREE. But for whatever reason our laundry routine was the last to make the ultimate switch. I was fixed on cleaning my sports gear and work out clothes with a detergent to get the stink out, and fixed on using the giant box of dryer sheets I got at Costco. I thought it was working, but finally realized the yucky smell was getting locked in the fabric with those detergents.. and the dryer sheets were just covering up the stink.
Since fabric softeners are designed to stay in your clothes for extended periods of time, those yucky chemicals gradually seep out, and can be inhaled or absorbed directly through your skin. Liquid fabric softeners are slightly preferable to dryer sheets, as the chemicals in dryer sheets get released into the air when they are heated up in the dryer and can pose a respiratory health risk to those both inside and outside the home. This isn't what I want!!
I had enough! And had to make a change. After a google search I found so many options! And when I finally made the switch to using all natural cleaners and wool dryer balls with essential oils, I was completely amazed at how fresh my laundry smelled and how well my clothes are maintained. It's so easy and also makes the house smell great!
Harmful Ingredients in Dryer Sheets and Liquid Fabric Softener: