Vetiver is a parennial grass that shares a lot of its characteristics with other fragrant grasses like lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa. However unlike these plants, vetiver oil is extracted from the plant's roots rather than its leaves
While Vetiver Oil is mainly used in fine fragrances, the Indonesian Vetiver is widely used for making derivatives such as Vetiverol and Vetiveryl Acetate.
The only area where vetiver is cultivated throughout indonesia is Garut in Java Island. In comparison, the quality of vetiver oil from Haiti and India is preferred over the indonesian kind. Hence the indonesian vetiver oil is significantly cheaper in price.
The Indonesian Vetiver Oil is traditionally distilled under very high pressure, resulting in a burnt odour. To combat this, we have installed specific equipment to reduce and remove this odour.
Process involved in production of The 3 Different types of Vetiver Oil and their characteristics
We get all our Vetiver Oil from local Indonesian farmers and accumulators who harvest and process the crop through steam distillation to produce a crude form of Vetiver Oil.
VETIVER OIL DISTILLATION IN 3 STEPS