Botanical family: Poaceae
Method of culture: Traditional
Part harvested: Roots
Haitian Vetiver (also known as Khus Khus) essential oil is extracted from the roots of a tropical grass. It has a deep resinous aroma with pronounced woody, earthy, root-like notes and light smoky undertones. More than just a simple grass, its aromatic complexity is why Vetiver is often thought of as a perfume in itself. Its wonderful complexity is due to the fact that the grass has hundreds of fine fibrous rootlets capable of extracting subtle and rare fragments from the earth creating exquisite nuances within the plant roots.
Vetiver is well known as the Oil of Tranquility and is a good grounding oil for those who focus on intellectual activities.