This calming vetiver essential oil has an earthy scent and is steam distilled from the root. Naturally grounding and restorative, vetiver oil has sedative qualities and can help you to get a more restful night’s sleep, making it perfect to incorporate into your bedtime routine.

Key vetiver essential oil benefit: Relaxing
Latin name: Vetiveria zizanoides
Country of origin: Madagascar
Blends beautifully with: rose, ginger and bergamot

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Laura Welch
Beautiful fragrance

Purchased this beautifully scented essential oil to kix with lavender and vetiver for anxiety works a treat

A heavenly smell

This essential oil is heavenly. It has a woody, almost warm smoked smell to it. I use a tiny amount in my oil burner and it creates a really relaxing environment and makes my house smell gorgeous.

Claire S
Gorgeous when diffused

Upon buying a diffuser, I chose Vetiver as one of my purchases but had never experienced the aroma before. I admit I was taken back a little when I smelt this from the bottle as to me, it has quite a liqueur aroma but oh my goodness, when I put this into the diffuser it is absolutely gorgeous. I made a blend with 4 drops each of Lavender and Vetiver with 2 drops of Frankincense, such a relaxing, grounding and almost woody in a way. This is a must have in my opinion and every blend I have made using Vetiver has put a smile on my face

Sleep tight

I've had 5 friends that have struggled with sleep for years till I handed them a bottle of vetiver. They have all commented on how well it has worked for them and hence I've ordered more bottles. It has a thick consistency but you only need 1-2 drops on your pillow. I would highly recommend this essential oil for sleep issues.

Vetiver deserves to be liberated

Vetiver is a thick 'oil' and needs some attention in getting it out of the bottle, esp in cool / cold temperatures. It's a pity that you didn't try taking the dropper cap off. Gawd knows why you chucked it all away. It's a multi-useful and effective product. With the top on, tip the bottle upside down for a second or two. Then hold upright, prise off the plastic dropper cap and, using the dropper tube, dispense a drop onto skin / into skin cream / moisturiser, etc. Repeat as seen fit. Lovely job. Lovely aroma. Superb effect on one's mind, nerves, ego, etc. One of the best essential oils (along with Patchouli) for cheering oneself up.

Thick syrupy liquid

This is a lovely fresh earthy smelling oil but its so thick that its impossible to get it to drop out of the dropper - I gave up on it in the end and threw it away.