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Vetiver Oil Haiti

Item#: 504190  CAS: 8016-96-4
Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Woody, Earthy, Rooty, Balsam, Amber, Peppery, Slightly Floral, Grapefruit-like undertone

Vetiver oil extracted from the Haitian native, Vetiveria Zizanoides plant, is widely known as some of the best quality Vetiver product. While this grass can grow up to 6 feet tall, all of the oil is derived from the fine and vast root system. What sets Haitian Vetiver apart is the citrus/almost grapefruit-like undertone along with the deep woody and earthy tones, that is lacking in the more common types.

Due to the impressive fixing power of this viscous oil, Vetiver is often used in the fragrance industry to strengthen the staying power of a formulation. Traditionally, Vetiver was added to men’s and women’s fragrances with warm, dry, and musky characters, as it plays well with bolder and more “masculine” formulations. It can also be used to add depth to floral and citrusy formulations, as seen in more modern applications to create bright and “summery” characteristics.

In aromatherapy, Vetiver is known as the “oil of tranquility” for its incredibly relaxing and balancing properties. It can be tracked throughout history in a variety of forms of natural medicine. When used before bed, it can relax a racing mind, especially in those with anxiety. Vetiver is also safe to use around small children and has the same grounding and calming effect that can make bedtime a smoother experience for all. In those that suffer from depression, Vetiver can promote hopeful thoughts.

Vetiver is also a useful addition to skincare formulas as it is highly cleansing while also being gentle enough to be used neat (although it is never advised to use undiluted essential oils). Vetiver works with the skin to balance sebum production for dry, oily, combination, and even sensitive skin. It also has a cooling sensation when applied topically, which can soothe skin that has been overexposed to sun or wind.


Fun Fact: Studies have shown that Vetiver is one of only a few plants that can not only survive but thrive in fuel-contaminated soil. More impressively, the plant has the ability to clean the soil, leaving it almost completely fuel free.

Vetiver Oil Haiti


If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Marietta Zino at or call 570-422-6022.