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Vetiver Oil

Vetiver Oil

Vetiveria zizanioides


With a unique, exotic aroma, Vetiver oil is ideal for massage therapy and a calming routine before going to sleep.




Vetiver, a member of the grass family, is grown for many reasons. Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows down, making it ideal for helping to prevent erosion and providing soil stabilization. Vetiver oil has a rich, exotic, complex aroma that is used extensively in perfumes. Due to Vetiver essential oil's calming and grounding aroma, it is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to prepare for a restful night’s sleep.



  • Use Vetiver oil as a massage oil..
  • Take a warm bath with a few drops of Vetiver essential oil for deep relaxation.
  • Diffuse Vetiver oil with Lavender, doTERRA Serenity®, or doTERRA Balance®.
  • Use a toothpick to help get the desired amount out of container if Vetiver is too thick to get out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

This oil is Kosher certified.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


Primary Benefits

  • Calming, grounding aroma
  • Adds to a relaxing massage

Aromatic Description

Sweet, woody, caramel, smoky

Collection Method

Hydro Diffusion

Plant Part


Main Constituents

Isovalencenol, Khusimol


With a grounding and calming aroma, Vetiver essential oil can transform an atmosphere into one of balance and tranquility.


Usage Tips:

  • Rub Vetiver on the bottoms of the feet before bed
  • In the evening, diffuse Vetiver with Lavender or doTERRA Balance®
  • Add a drop of Vetiver to your skin moisturizer
  • Use Vetiver as a massage oil
  • Add a few drops of Vetiver oil to a warm bath

What Is Vetiver Oil Good For? 

Vetiver essential oil is known for its ability to produce a relaxing environment. Its stabilizing, balancing, soothing aroma makes it perfect for creating a calming evening and bedtime ambiance. Vetiver has a distinctly earthy aroma, with roots that grow down deep into the Earth. 

Vetiver is a member of the grass family, and its name means "root that is dug up".


How Do You Use Vetiver Essential Oil? 

You can use Vetiver essential oil aromatically, topically, or internally. To use it aromatically, put a drop in your hands, rub them together, place them over the nose, and take a deep breath in. You can also diffuse Vetiver. Consider making your own diffuser blend using Vetiver and one or more of the tree oils. 

Topically, try applying Vetiver to your pulse points and over the heart when you need some extra soothing. Rub Vetiver on the bottoms of your feet to create a calming environment before bed or add it to your skin care routine in the morning. 

To take Vetiver internally, add a drop or two to a drink like juice or tea. You can also simply put it in a veggie capsule and take the capsule with water.

Can You Put Vetiver Oil Directly on Skin? 

Vetiver essential oil is a “neat” oil, which means that it can be put directly on the skin. Applied topically, Vetiver oil can add a relaxing aroma to a soothing massage. Additionally, applying Vetiver to the skin allows you to simultaneously reap the aromatic benefits of its aroma. 

If you have particularly sensitive skin and are worried about using Vetiver topically for the first time, simply dilute it with Fractionated Coconut Oil or another carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. 

Where Does Vetiver Essential Oil Come From?

Vetiver is a type of grass with a deep root system that helps stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. The essential oil comes from distilling the roots of the plant. doTERRA Vetiver oil is sourced through Co-Impact Sourcing® in Haiti. You can learn more about its sourcing story from the link below or in the videos.



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