Vetiveria zizanioides- Haiti
From a Vitalistic perspective, the roots of Vetiver are innately nourishing, strengthening and grounding. For the overactive mind, Vetiver is relaxing and is well suited for one who constantly strives for perfection. Vetiver helps bring about a sense of ease, letting the mind just be.
Authentic Vetiver is dark amber in color, and pours slowly from the bottle. This is a good metaphor for how Vetiver works on the body. It is slow, and grounding. Good Vetiver oil is sold with a glass applicator wand because the oil’s viscosity inhibits its flow from a “dropper” bottle. Vetiver roots grow so tightly together and they are so strong, that they are used for Erosion control in soil that drains too easily. This is also a great metaphor for how Vetiver keeps moisture in the skin.