Distilled from the roots of the Vetiveria zizanoides grass
Artisan Crafted in Hawaii
Distillation date Summer 2017
Shelf Life is stable to moderately stable, approximately 14 -18 months
Aroma is earthy, smoky, woody and slightly green; a very complex aroma
Taste is sweet at first followed by bitter, smokey base notes
According to our friend and distiller, "This Hawaiian Vetiver collected for distillation is cared for by hoof and hand. Stream watered from a nearby waterfall from birth to the cleaning of the roots 2 years later. The plants are surrounded by the sounds of birds,water and sometimes music. The distillation is done in a hand hammered copper still from Portugal. This process takes 12-18 hours."
This hydrosol is really more like an essential water in the fact that our distiller does not separate the oil from the vetiver. It is his belief and experience that this actually creates a "stronger hydrosol" and most certainly extends the shelf life too!
Vetiver Hydrosol is unique and beautiful on all levels. Vetiver essential oil is known as the oil of Tranquility and the hydrosol supplies the same peaceful, grounding effect. Use for depression, asthenia, irritation and mood swings by misting on the face or sipping in water. It has the same cooling, peaceful and hydrating effects of Vetiver essential oil. Absolutely fantastic for the skin. Saturating your skin with this hydrosol can instantly restore suppleness, hydration and vitality to skin that suffers from dehydration, heat and rash.
Thearapeutic and Energetic Uses of Vetiver Hydrosol:
- Cooling to the skin, reducing inflammation, redness and itching.
- It seems to draw moisture to the skin making it invaluable for mature skin, in dry climates and for the dryness of heated winter homes.
- Combined with frankincense intensifies its anti-wrinkle effects
- May be supportive of the immune and endocrine systems.
- Add to water and consume before or after a meal. Digestive stimulant by increasing release of amylase and pancreatic enzymes, cleansing the liver and reducing bloat and gas.
- Gives one a sense of calm allowing emotional processing without fear
- Dispels heat from anger bringing a cool, clear perspective on emotional issues that were previously clouded by resentment or hurt
- Great aid to meditation, supporting both focus and intention, clarifying goals and allowing us to move forward with a sense of ‘knowing’