Vetiver is an aromatic grass, which is available throughout Sri Lanka and has varied chemical compositions that can be used. It has been given the chemical name as Vetiveria zizaniodes, where it contains aroma utilized by the perfumery manufactures to create perfume blends and has also a medicinal value, healing back aches that sustain the human body. In addition, the oil extraction can be done in different ways, namely steam distillation and solvent extraction. The main part, used to obtain oil are the bottom roots which have a robust aroma.
Vetiver oil has been used for centuries for its calming earthy, woody scent. Vetiver has additionally had a variety of non-scent-based uses, from soil and water conservation to crop protection. The oil is widely used in perfumes and aromatherapy. In Sri Lanka it is known as the oil of tranquility.
Source: Sri Lanka
Known as the ‘Spice Island’, Sri Lanka offers a diversity of climatic regions suitable to produce an array of essential oils. The growing region is warm and wet allowing for multiple harvests of different crops through the year. We have maintained a strong relationship with our Sri Lankan supplier for over a decade, visiting them last month at their organic plantation in Kosgoda and factory in Colombo as part of our Supply Partner Visit Program.