The smell of Vetiver is subtle and not easy to define; it has a depth and smokiness somewhat reminiscent of both Myrrh and Patchouli, but when diluted lemony overtones become more apparent. The essential oil is distilled from the roots and is dark brown and thick in consistency. Vetiver's Indian name, meaning 'Oil of Tranquility' expresses its character beautifully
To soak in a Vetiver bath with this tallow soap is a very de stressing experience. Because of its earthy quality, being extracted from the roots, it is a very grounding and stabilizing oil.