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Vetiver essential oil is obtained from the roots of Vetiveria zizanoides, a perennial herb of the Poaceae family. It has an erect stem, long linear leaves, dense and intricate roots. It gives off a pleasant scent. Native to the southern parts of India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, it is also grown in many other countries with a tropical climate such as Haiti, where dōTERRA is sourced. Vetiver roots are an ancient remedy, used in the Ayurvedic tradition, to relieve headaches and lower fever. It is also used to keep fleas and ticks away from pets.


Helps reduce anxiety and stress

Traditionally, Vetiver oil was used in aromatherapy as a relaxant and calming agent to relieve panic attacks, emotional stress, anxiety, insomnia, trauma, hysteria and depression. A 2015 study investigated the effects of Vetiver as a support tool for anxiety and the neurological action on the amygdala, the part of the brain that has the task of managing emotions and


especially fear. The amygdaloid body connects to certain areas of the brain stem that control the manifestation of certain innate behaviors. The amygdala is responsible for the perception and results of emotions such as the change in heartbeat, blood pressure and breathing.

Beneficial properties


Useful in case of mental exhaustion, weakness, asthenia with forms of anemia. Vetiver calms and instills strength, confidence. Refreshes in case of stress and hyperactivity. It supports concentration.

2)Stimulants glandularAndcirculatory

Indicated in case of premenstrual syndrome with abdominal tension, irregular menstruation. It carries out emmenagogue action.


Relieves muscle and arthritic pain, stimulates arterial and venous circulation.


It has a purifying action on the skin. In particular, it counteracts excess sebum, rebalances oily skin and cleanses it of impurities in case of acne tendency.


It stimulates the production of white blood cells, strengthens the immune system, supports the weak organism prone to get sick easily.


Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

A study carried out in 2001 by Dr. Terry Friedmandiscovered how vetiver oil was effective in treating Attention Deficit Disorder in children. The study was conducted for two years on a sample of 40 children between the ages of 6 and 12. Twenty of the children involved had no pathology but served as a control group, while the other 20 children were diagnosed with ADHD.

The essential oils used during the study were that of Lavender, Vetiver, Cedarwood Oil and a blend called Brain Power which was composed among others of Lemon Balm, Sandalwood, Cypress, Helichrysum and Frankincense.

Each oil was tested individually for 30 days on each subject. The children used an inhaler at night as they inhaled the fragrance about three times throughout the day when they felt confused.

The results after two years were extremely promising. Performance improved by 53% with Lavender essential oil, 83% with Cedarwood oil and an incredible 100% with Vetiver oil. The study evaluated Vetiver's calming and relaxing properties

help children cope with the symptoms of their syndrome, which typically includes difficulty concentrating, decreased attention, ease of distraction, difficulty organizing and following instructions, impatience and restless behavior.

In conclusion, while further investigation is needed, this research supports vetiver oil as a natural treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder, with promising results.

dōTERRA in Haiti funds 3 major projects. The first concerns the supply of water for a community dedicated to the cultivation of Vetiver. The second project consists in implementing the structure for the production of essential oil of Vetiver giving employment to a multitude of people. The third project concerns works that will bring improvements in the local school, including furniture with desks and desks for teachers, produced locally.

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How to use

Diffusion: 1 drop of Vetiver essential oil, for each square meter of the environment in which it spreads, using a diffuser in case of fear, anxiety, instability, apprehension, depression, mood swings, stressed mind and bad mood. Alternatively, apply 1 or 2 drops to the wrists, neck and chest and massage.


Aromatherapy bath: to eliminate anxiety and stress and to relieve depression, add 20 drops of Vetiver essential oil to the water in the tub and stay immersed for about 20 minutes. After the bath, practice a light massage on the temples and forehead with 2 drops of essential oil of vetiver, diluted in a teaspoon of almond oil.

Wraps: in the case of oily skin, acne and furunculosis, bring 200 ml of water to a boil and cool, then dilute 10-12 drops of Vetiver essential oil. Make compresses with sterile gauze compresses, twice a week.


Toning massage: add to 50 ml of oil

dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut 10 drops of Vetiver essential oil and 10 drops of Geranium essential oil.

Massage to stimulate turnover: Add 12 drops of Vetiver essential oil to 50ml of dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage the abdomen, daily, with a few drops of this blend.

3 - 5 drops in an essence diffuser in your room will soothe stress and bad mood. Alternatively, apply 1 or 2 drops to the wrists, neck and chest and massage.

Hand bath and foot bath: to stimulate circulation, in two bowls of warm water, put in each, 10 drops of essential oil of Vetiver. Immerse your hands and feet at the same time, leaving them immersed for at least a quarter of an hour. Repeat the hand bath and foot bath for twenty days.


Cosmetic use: in 50 ml of moisturizer, put 25 drops of Vetiver essential oil to normalize oily skin. Stir for a long time and use this cream, after cleaning your face carefully, in the evening before going to bed.

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Warnings   Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have medical assistance, consult your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes, the inside of the ears and sensitive areas.

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