Since ancient times, Vetiver essential oils have been used for many purposes such as skin cell regeneration or aiding in the growth of new cells. The regenerating properties of vetiver oil makes it helpful in facilitating wound healing as well as reducing the appearance of scars, marks of acne, blemishes and dead skin cells. Apart from that, vetiver essential oil is used also in aromatherapy to help purify the air, as it is said to have anti-microbial properties as well as relieving anxiety, reduce sleeplessness and mental fatigue.
In an animal study that was conducted by researchers back in 2016, it was mentioned that vetiver oil improved alertness and brain function.
How to Use Vetiver Oil
Vetiver Oil in Diffuser. Using this essential oil while sleeping can help improve breathingby increasing the quality of exhalation and decreasing inhalation when one is sleeping, thus also aiding to lessen snoring problems. Inhaling the scent is also said to aleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.
Used as an Anti-Oxidant. Vetiver oil is often used or mixed in creams or massage oils and ointments but can also be used in its pure oil form because of its antioxidant properties. Applying vetiver essential oil topically? First dilute it using a carrier oil such as coconut oil, olive oil or a massage oil of your choice. You can mix a few drops of vetiver oil to the mixture and apply onto the skin.
To Get Rid of Bugs: Mosquitoes, Termites and Garden insects. Surprisingly, not many people know that vetiver oil has proven to be one of the most effective insect repellents due to its long-lasting efficacy. It is discovered to repel mosquitoes as well as termites by applying the oil to the infested areas. Compared to the other oils used as insect repellant, vetiver was also one of the strongest to have repellent effect. It also repels ants, ticks and cockroaches.
Wiccana Essential features a variety of essential oils including Vetiver essential oil. To get more info on how you can create your own DIY insect repellant using a mix of essentials oils, read the next blog.