Vetiveria zizanioides

In use since antiquity for its cicatrisant (skin healing and regeneration) properties in Asia and West Africa, Vetiver has a deep, sensual aroma and dark amber colour. A perennial grass with a very deep root system, Vetiver has a complex chemical profile and wide variety of applications from phytoremediation in agriculture to reputed medicinal and cosmetic benefits.

Used on the skin Vetiver Oil firms and protects skin against oxidative stressors, and provides deep hydration thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and exhibiting anti-aging properties. Its skin cell regeneration properties can help facilitate healing of blemishes as well as the reduction of scars, stretch marks, and acne.

Vetiver’s antimicrobial properties can also assist in managing acne and blemishes by cleansing the skin and fighting bacteria.

Plant Benefits

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Key Benefits

  • Skin cell regeneration, may assist with the reduction of scars and blemishes
  • Deep hydration
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Antimicrobial


  • Vetiver has a very complex chemical profile, of which over 150 compounds have been identified. These are mainly sesquiterpenes including β-vetispirene, khusimol, vetiselinenol and α-vetivone.