Benefits of vetiver root oil
This earthy root oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which aid in calming inflammations particular in the circulatory system. Vetiver root oil also has antiseptic properties that aid in stopping the growth of certain bacteria. The cicatrizing components accelerate the disappearance of scars on the skin, stops skin infections from being septic, and aids in healing those wounds quickly while promoting the growth of new tissue on the affected area. It blends well with clary sage, lavender, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.
Vetiver root oil for scalp and hair
Vetiver oil helps in cell regeneration and it bags this goodness from its cicatrizing properties. Cicatrisants are cell-renewing agents that stimulate collagen formation and it is a major component of our hair. As we age our collagen production slows and the cell structures weaken, causing hair to get lifeless and less elastic.
As we age our collagen production slows and the cell structures weaken, causing hair to get lifeless and less elastic.
Vetiver root oil is a big boost for aging hair to replenish collagen formation and bring hair back to life. Of course, this is a plus for your skin (i.e. scalp) to stave off wrinkles, age spots, dryness, and dullness. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties help with scalp inflammation and scalp ailments like eczema, psoriasis, and even dandruff, and its soothing and calming properties it calms irritated and inflamed scalps.
Here is a scalp massage oil and a hair rinse that will be beneficial for your hair and scalp. If you are not the DIY type, we have a couple of hair products that utilize the amazing properties of vetiver essential oil.
5 oil scalp massage
- 4 drops vetiver essential oil
- 4 drops clary sage essential oil
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 4 drops of ylang ylang
- ½ cup grapeseed oil
Mix all the oils together and use as weekly scalp massage oil and use as a body massage oil. Store in an airtight container.
Vetiver hair rinse
- Bundle of vetiver root
- 1 slice of lime
- Clay pot
Place the bunch of vetiver root in the bottom of the clay pot. Pour cooled, boiled water over the top of the root, and cover the pot for at least 2 to 3 hrs. Remove cover, add the lime, and allow it to set for a few minutes. Strain the water and use for a hair rinse.