Originally Posted by mr. reasonable
Interesting, but somehow not surprising
Thanks for posting this, pluran.
Without fail when I am flying out on a short haul work trip or facing a run of meetings on unfamilar ground I will reach for a vetiver scent to 'ground me' as I navigate unknown territory, so to speak, so in that respect I guess I'm subconsciously using it as a tonic of sorts, as the article suggests. Having said that, I just do not wear vetiver at all on a day to day basis . . .
I often wonder if ginseng will ever emerge in our fragrant world.
mr. reasonable, Glad you liked it.
Originally Posted by manicboy
Pluran, is the girl in your avatar looking for vetiver? She's covered in a lot of earth.
manicboy, She loves vetiver. She often wears the pure essential oil.
Originally Posted by cathodera
That makes a lot of sense to me.
I really hate hot, humid weather. In addition to the extreme physical discomfort, it seems to drain me of energy and motivation, basically just shut me down. I feel helpless and out of control, as the only way to escape it is to either go elsewhere (not always practical or even possible) or wait for a less oppressive season to come, a depressing prospect when the Equinox has just turned, and all I see before me are at the very least, three or four long months of sweltering misery.
Whenever I am in that situation, I have always had a very strong preference, an urge, even, to bust out the vetiver!
It's interesting to learn that it goes a good bit deeper than "it's cool and fresh."
cathodera, I hear what you're saying. I love it in the summer.
Originally Posted by G.303
I've always told my Wife and Son that I can smell the earth or dirt in Vetiver.....Thanks for this info!!!
Gary, You're welcome. Thanks.
Originally Posted by Bigsly
I've never understood the appeal of vetiver, even when it's not too strong in a frag....
Bigsly, I realize not everyone will like everything, but I could eat the stuff.
People with a strong mind-body
connection tend to love vetiver. People comfortable with their sexuality
often do as well, seeing sex very much as pure vitality
. There's nothing delicate or ethereal about vetiver. It's very much about the here and now
Ironically, many who initially believe they dislike it are often the ones who can benefit from it most. It's the perfect oil for anyone who has lost touch with something.