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This winter, we have been blessed with so much rain, and with that, the opportunity to distill a few new plants from the gardens of our friends. Our first exploration into distilling roots begins with Vetiver.

Distilling vetiver roots into hydrosol is a mesmerizing aromatic process, steeped in tradition and mystique. Vetiver is known as "the scent of tranquility," and has a rich history dating back to ancient India where it has been revered for its myriad of therapeutic properties for hundreds of years. Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various ailments, from skin conditions to stress-related disorders, vetiver has found its way into many natural skincare and aromatherapy products due to its intoxicating scent and rejuvenating effects on both the body and mind. 



When it comes to hair and scalp care, vetiver is a cherished ally. Its cooling and soothing properties make it ideal for calming irritated scalps and promoting healthy hair growth. Massaging the vetiver hydrosol into the scalp not only nourishes the hair follicles but also stimulates circulation, enhancing nutrient delivery directly to the roots.

In this distillation process we felt first hand the potency of vetiver's spirit. We experienced the beauty and depth of its metaphor, "rooted." Its earthy scent has a grounding effect, anchoring one's consciousness to the present moment and instilling a profound sense of calm. It is an ally for spiritual practices, where it aids in calming the mind during meditation, encouraging introspection, and emotional healing at the root level. The scent of vetiver hydrosol has the remarkable ability to unravel deep-seated emotions, allowing one to confront and work through past traumas, whether emotional or physical.

As the roots simmer gently in the still, a symphony of earthy and woody notes fill the air, invoking a sense of deep groundedness. We feel the energy of the plant, so concentrated in its roots, rising up in the steam. As the plant's spirit is brought out of the darkness of the earth's soil and into the light merging with water, its aromatic vibration is perfectly balanced between sweet and smoky, woodsy and herbaceous. 

The process of distilling vetiver roots into hydrosol is not merely a process of extracting botanical essence; it is an ancient ritual that embodies the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world. Through its multifaceted therapeutic properties, vetiver hydrosol serves as a gentle yet potent healer, nurturing both body and soul on their journey towards balance and well-being.

We spent three full days working with this plant. Harvesting, cleaning, and cleaning some more, it was truly a labor of love. And what a gift to spend every moment honoring the power and potency of this plant. We are delighted to share its essence with you.



Sweet, woody, carmel notes with a lingering smoky note


Grounding, centered presence


  • Encourages circulation and blood flow
  • An excellent companion for hair and scalp care
  • Supports the release of emotional trauma
  • A potent ally for grounding and self awareness
  • Supports personal transformation, getting to the "root" cause
  • A powerful tool for easing discomfort, both emotionally and physically
  • Pleasant and grounding as a personal perfume
  • Relaxing and calming when added to baths
  • Highly vibrational and energetic

Vetivone, Vetivenols

Mist generously onto your face, neck and chest. Allow it to absorb while you inhale deeply and let it work its magic. While skin is still dewy, apply a thin layer of the Zen Cream or Youth Serum to revitalize your entire being. Use the Vetiver Hydrosol as often as needed throughout the day to restore and invigorate your mind and skin alike.
PRO TIP: Lightly spritz after applying make up for a lasting, aromatic glow. We love to use this hydrosol as a natural deodorizer and personal perfume.

Spritz onto your hair and scalp and gently massage to stimulate blood flow and restoration. This hydrosol can be soothing for dandruff and skin rashes.

Enhance your bath experience and create a soothing atmosphere by adding this hydrosol to your diffuser.
Vetiver assists one in grounding and reconnecting to the True Self. It centers the individual and challenges the need to escape both emotional and physical pain.

When targeting specific areas for lymphatic support, spray the Vetiver Hydrosol directly onto the affected area. Meditate on your breath and allow your mind and body to let go of any stagnant emotional energy. Gently massage for 10-15 minutes, repeating several times throughout the day if possible. 

Add 1-5 TBSP to a warm bath for enhanced relaxation. Vetiver has both calming and grounding properties for both mind and body alike.

Undiluted Vetiver Hydrosol

Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Origin: Ojai, California
Method: Hydrodistillation
Parts used: Roots


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