Vetiver Grass
(Chrysopogon zizanioides)
Essential Oils

A fresh and elegant ingredient. Almost a magical plant. An enchanting scented essence full of different facets.

Vetiver Filipina, is particularly has a distinct earthy, woody, and nutty with subtle green and vegetal nuances as well as surprising rich and sweety facet.

It goes without saying that this exotic raw material is a must in the perfumer’s arsenal! Vetiver essence is the celebrated raw material in the perfumes for women and men.

This raw material grows in the humid soil of tropical and subtropical low lands, in particular environment of Zambales, contributing volcanic soil from the Mt. Pinatubo giving distinct characteristics of Vetiver Filipina oil. Spring watered from the mountains flowing down to rivers of Zambales use to irrigate in such of these plantations and with collaboration with these indigenous people of Zambales, can be a livelihood for decades.

Expansion of such cultivated land is endless for these elegant Vetiver Filipina.

This earthy raw material is full of surprises, as its outer roots contains a myrrh-like substance. Its naturalness with its wood-dry side reminds us of pencil lead, bringing us a refined smoky nutty note, and reminiscing us of the diversity of scents that mother nature can offer us.

The quality of its essential oil can be measured by the clarity of its yellowish liquid ranging from light to dark. Thus, the characteristic aroma of this ingredient is both exquisite and complex. As a raw material, it belongs to the woody family with earthy, smoky, nutty, and sweet facets.

Vetiver Filipina is without a doubt a fascinating specie, whose versatility is incomparable and unparallel scent is found in numerous famous fragrances, making it hard to forget.



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Roots to Oil

Iba Botanicals is a fully integrated producer of vetiver oil. This means, we have full control over every step of the production process from planting to maintaining, harvest to distillation, right into the customers hands. This ensures best practices are employed at all times for consistent quality, volume, price and the confidence that we can forecast and produce reliable volumes.

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Land Preparation and Planting

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Plantation Maintenance

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Harvesting

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Slip Conservation

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Distillation of Roots

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Sale of Excess Slips

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Vermicomposting of Roots

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