|Botanical Name||Vetiveria Zizanoides|
|Common Name||Oil of Tranquility|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water|
|Specific Gravity||0.98400 - 1.03500 @ 25.00 °C|
|Optical Rotation||(+17.00) -(+46.00)|
|Refrective Index||1.52100 - 1.52600 @ 20.00 °C|
|Bland With||Bergamot, cassie, clary sage, black pepper, coriander, eucalyptus citriodora, ginger, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, jasmine, lemon, litsea cubeba, lemongrass, mandarin, melissa, oakmoss, mimosa, opopanax, orange, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang ylang, violet, yuzu.|
|Flash Point||> 200.00 °F|
|Extraction Method||Solvent extracted|
Vetiver Absolute/ Ruhkhus (Green) is also known as "Oil of Tranquility" and has a cooling & soothing effect. Blending well with Sandalwood, Jasmine and other products, it is used as a perfuming soaks and insecticide.
Related to the family of fragrant grasses that also gives us Citronella and Palmarosa, Vetivert surprises with the depth and darkness of its scent, which some people love, but others find offensive. Vetivert is interesting in that its aroma and action can vary widely depending on its concentration and the oils it is blended with. Indian poets liken its scent to the smell of the first monsoon rains that rejuvenate the earth. It certainly smells earthy and acts grounding on those who walk with their heads in the clouds. In its native India the oil is used to perfume incense sticks used in Pujas. It aids concentration and heightens awareness. In Ayurveda it is mostly used for skin care preparations. In the West it is not employed in herbal medicine, but is widely used as a fixative in perfumery.
Color : yellow brown clear viscous liquid with woody odor,
Aroma : Tones of earthy, woody scent
Vetiverol, Vitivone, Vetivenes
It is used as a fixative & fragrance ingredient in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes (especially oriental types). Further, it also has anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, depurative, nervine, emmenagogue, rubefacient, stimulant (circulatory, production of red corpuscles), sedative, tonic, vermifuge properties. This helps in providing benefits from ailments like arthritis, cuts, depression, menstrual problems, insomnia, moth repellent, nervous tension, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, stiffness, sprains and wounds.