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    Vetivert grass & roots
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    Collecting & drying roots ready for distillation
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    Typical steam distillation of vetivert
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Vetiver Oil Indonesia Vetiveria zizanioides

  • Description

    Vetiver oil is obtained by steam distillation of dried roots of vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides).

    Vetiver can grow up to 1.5 metres high and wide. The stems are tall and the leaves are long, thin, and rather rigid; the flowers are brownish-purple. Somewhat uniquely, vetiver has deep and well-matted roots which can grow anything up 4 metres in depth.

    vetivert_regionOriginating in India, vetiver is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world. The world's major producers include Haiti, India, Java (Indonesia), and Réunion.

    Cultivated for the fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots, vetiver is deeply integrated into the western perfumery industry. 

    Worldwide production is estimated at about 250 tons per annum of which Indonesia contributes between 25 and 30 metric tons.

    Vetiver has excellent fixative properties, making it a good woody base in perfumes, in particular men’s fragrances. 

    Some notable examples include Dior's Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Vetiver, Mr. Vetiver by Une Nuit a Bali, Zizan by Ormonde Jayne and Vetiver by L'Occitane.

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Vetiveria zizanioides
    • Origin: Indonesia
    • Crop Season: January - July
    • Plant/part used: Grass & Roots
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8016-96-4
    • EINECS CAS: 84238-29-9
    • EINECS: 282-490-8
    • INCI Name: Vetiveria zizanoides root oil
    • Appearance: Yellow brown to clear viscous liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Woody, earthy, roots, balsam, amber
    • Density: 0.975 - 1.035
    • Refractive index: 1.520 - 1.528
    • Optical rotation: +15º to +45º
    • Chemical constituents: Khusimol, Bicyclovetiverol, Vetivone, Valerenenol, Dihydroaromadendrene
    • Fragrance usage: max. 12%
    • Flavour usage: max. 10 ppm
    • IFRA: Restricted by IFRA
    • Allergens: Contains allergens
  • Latest Market Information May 29, 2018

    Currently, demand for vetiver continues to be high and the supply is stretched thin. This has put pressure on oil production. In order to lessen distillation time, producers started heating the oil during the distillation process. The ultimate outcome led to burning of the oil. This affected the colour and the odour, which remainedunacceptable for many end-users. Thesystem of tutoring continues to takeplace alongside longer-term investments;however the situation is likely to remaincritical for some time.

    Market prices USD 500.00 /kilo
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