Saturday, December 25, 2010

What is Vetiver Oil? 5 Reasons to Use Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiver Oil

It has a number of benefits due to its therapeutic value and aroma which helps in calming the nerves of those who are stressed out mentally and want to calm down and relax. It has a sedative property which makes it a likeable choice to be used in relieving people of stress, tension, anxiety and curing patients who have been suffering from insomnia for a long period of time. The aroma is such that it eases the nervous nerves which make it easier for people to regain a steady and calm balance.

The vetiver oil has a spicy undertone and is sweet with an earthy tone. It has a revitalizing and restoring quality which helps an individual to calm their nerves and take solace under any circumstances. It helps one to take every challenge thrown in their path with courage and a sense of tranquillity. It comforts and supports those who use it to a great extent. It can eradicate the worst of your fears and inhibitions by giving you a sense of connectivity to your root and origin due to its earthy property.

Those hit by the worst of situations and those under severe shock and trauma can also get considerable relief from using this aromatic oil. It has the property to help one relax completely by putting the soul, mind and body in perfect sync and enables a person to rest peacefully. It is also a great conditioner and can be used to rejuvenate the scalp, skin and hair. The ancient science of India, Ayurveda, makes use of the vetiver oil to help the body overcome the doshas or imbalance. The balancing property of this oil puts things back in sync.

One can use this oil to stimulate the muladhara chakra which is the first chakra in the body and the Manipura chakra which is the third one respectively. This oil can be blended with any of the citrus oils like orange and petitgrain though it has the quality to be used on its own as well. You can use this oil when you feel low, feel that you need to soothe your nerves, bring your body imbalance back to normal or simply rejuvenate yourself with the aromatic value. It is a definite treat you can sit back and enjoy.

5 Reasons to Use Vetiver Essential Oil
Oct 16, 2010 Stephanie Holland

Vetiver is the only grass cultivated worldwide for the root essential oil. Used extensively in perfumery and cosmetics, it is less well known for its powerful healing properties and ease of use for day to day ailments.

Vetiver is a fantastic essential oil good for helping to relax frayed nerves, healing skin, relieving muscular aches and pains, treating PMS and menopause as well as being deeply grounding and uplifting. For these 5 reasons alone it is a fantastic oil to keep at home for day to day ailments.

The sweet, heavy, woody and earth aroma of vetiver is unmistakeably green and rich. Native to India, the grass also grows in Java, the Seychelles, Reunion, Brazil, Haiti and Japan. Its nature as the oil of tranquility is reflected in a dark amber liquid that is so thick and almost treacle-like. It is a beautiful oil for the home as it can help with many day to day ailments.

Here are the 5 reasons to use vetiver essential oil:

Use #1: Vetiver essential oil is deeply relaxing
Known as the oil of tranquility, it is beneficial for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, insomnia or depression. It is a nervine (strengthens the nerves and nervous system) and sedative (reduces nervousness, distress and agitation) therefore the perfect oil to help you ground, relax and balance yourself in "I want to scream and pull my hair out" moments.

Use #2: Vetiver oil is great for skin, especially wrinkles and stretchmarks

Its vulnerary (prevent tissue regeneration and promotes wound healing) and cicatrisant (promotes formation of scar tissue) properties make it excellent for healing tired and stressed skin.

It is excellent for revitalizing skin after childbirth to minimize stretchmarks. It can also help with cuts, wounds and scars. It is helpful in daily skincare in the treatment of dry, dehydrated skin as well as bruises. Very moisturizing, it can even be used in facial blends for wrinkles. It is up there with a woman's best friend.

Use #3: Vetiver is very effective at relieving muscular aches and pains
Vetiver oil is rubefacient (meaning it's warming and increases blood flow) and therefore superb in the treatment of general body aches and pains, bruises, rheumatism and arthritis.

The use of vetiver in a massage blend is a deeply relaxing treatment that soothes aches and pains and is highly recommended for anyone with sore joints. Very good for massage in stressful times that manifest into a very sore and achy body.

Use #4: Vetiver essential oil is superb at treating PMS and menopausal symptoms
Vetiver oil is an excellent oil to have in the house when there are women around (of any age!). Whether it is you that suffers PMS or menopausal symptoms or the person you live with, vetiver essential oil is a star in helping to regulate hormones!

It is said to regulate the secretion of estrogen and progesterone, making it very helpful during menopause. Its cooling action also helps with hot flushes and its grounding action helps to balance the emotions.

PMS can be caused by estrogen deficiency and therefore is helpful for the same reasons as menopause. Its uplifting and grounding nature can help with unbalanced emotions during the menstrual period.

Use #5: Vetiver is great for the digestive system
Vetiver oil is able to support the body's restorative, absorptive and anabolic functions. It is therefore useful for stimulating a poor appetite, for weight loss, in cases of anemia and malabsorption. It is also said to be helpful for a congested liver and pancreas.

5 reasons to use vetiver essential oil
Vetiver oil is a gounding and uplifting essential oil great for revitalizing the skin, relaxing the mind and relieving muscular aches and pains, treating PMS and menopausal symptoms and helping with digestive complaints.

For the oil burner or diffuser it blends excellently with essential oils of frankincense, grapefruit, lemon, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Battaglia, Salvatore, 2007, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, The Healing Arts Press, London

Mojay, Gabriel, 1999, Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, The Healing Arts Press, London

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