Remember the old “Calgon, take me away” commercial in the 70’s? That lady didn’t need a bubble bath; she needed vetiver! Maybe it’s because I’m a bit of an introvert, but I can go on overload when I’m around crowds for too long. I also have the same reaction to loud or chaotic music or noise.
So, when I get that “feeling”, or when one of my children is having a tough time focusing or is feeling overstimulated by his/her surroundings, we apply a little vetiver to the bottoms of our feet, ankles, and temples (undiluted). Then we inhale what remains on our hands. I love the relaxing result!
A Mother’s Best Friend
A few years ago, I ordered it for one of my daughters who often struggles with sensory overload. When we first opened the bottle, we weren’t sure what we thought; but, once we applied it, we were captivated by the mysterious scent, and found that we really loved it!
Many parents believe that vetiver essential oil (along with a lot of love and Christian nurturing) is a miracle maker. It is making a huge difference in the lives of multitudes of struggling children.
Vetiver is a very dark and viscous (thick and syrupy) essential oil. The aroma is earthy, sweet, and full of life! It reminds me of an early morning walk through a lush green forest filled with damp grasses, ferns, and wild herbs. Like myrrh, vetiver oil has excellent fixative properties; that’s why it’s often used in perfumes.
And Vetiver has a calming and soothing effect on those who need of a good night’s sleep! Just slather it on before bed and enjoy!
The Change of Life
The closer I got to fifty, the more sensitive I became to noise, crowds, and chaos! Once I discovered vetiver, I was in love!
Since vetiver is so thick, and because I only use it topically, I go ahead and dilute it with avocado or sweet almond oil and put one of Young Living’s stainless steel roller balls on the end to make it easy to apply.
And, on those days when my nerves feel like they’re on the outside of my skin, I roll a little bit onto my temples and wrists and inhale the exotic aroma. Mmmmm…
Even if you don’t think you need vetiver yourself, it’s a good oil to have on hand when friends come to visit! You never know who you may wind up helping! And what a great gift idea for an overwhelmed mom! Spread the love!