Not much is reported about the potential uses for Vetiver Hydrosol, but I personally find it remarkably grounding and calming. It can be considered masculine, and its woody, smoky aroma lends itself well to formulations for men.
Vetiver Hydrosol smells woody, smoky, earthy, herbaceous and spicy.
Look to the citation from hydrosol experts Len and Shirley Price in the Uses and Applications section below for information on the potential benefits of Vetiver Hydrosol.
Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).
Reported Properties, Uses and Applications
Len and Shirley Price report that the Vetiver Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of 19% eucalyptol, 31-33% alcohols, 34-35% ketones (these ranges do not include the water present in the hydrosol) and possesses the following properties: "analgesic, anticoagulant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, calming, cicatrizant, decongestant, digestive, expectorant, lipolytic, mucolytic, sedative, stimulant." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 114.]
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