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Resplendent Ruh Khus Vetiver Essential Oil is steam distilled from the roots of the wild Vetiver plant. With its full-bodied, earthy fragrance, this distinct vetiver is from two year old wild vetiver roots, distilled for twenty-four hours and aged for three months. Ruh Khus Vetiver has been venerated for thousands of years as the "Oil of Tranquility." It unites the senses with the spirit and is a unique, heavy-scented plant laden with sweet-earth aroma. Enjoy the tranquility of its virility and gorgeously grounding spirit as you soothe the skin and scent the body temple.
Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides
Botanical Family: Poaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Roots
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Wild-crafted
Composition: 100% Vetiveria zizanioides
Scent Description: Raw earth with austere Tobacco notes of leathery-wood and greenery.
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Patchouli, Rose, Palmarosa, Spikenard, Cedar, Poplar Balsam, Tobacco, Carnation, Orange Blossom Absolute, Hay, and Citron.
Uses: Stabilizing and grounding; use as you would Vetiver. Moisturizing tonic for skin and hair. Massage oils. Chest balms. Fabulous fixative in premier perfumery and colognes. This earthy, musky aroma is dashing as a deodorant too.
"Oil from wild plants is known as 'khus' in India... In Ayurveda vetiver is classed as a bitter, sweet and very cooling preparation. In the hot season bundles of the roots are soaked in drinking water to stay cool, and to prevent Pitta 'flare-ups'. The incense and essential oil are used to cool the mind and improve concentration."
~ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Fragrance and Wellbeing