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The path that led to Osmics was paved with vetiver.

I am a smell junkie. I love good smells. They make me feel good. I put on oils in the morning, when I need a lift in the afternoon, before I go out at night, before I go to bed, whenever, and all the time. When I discovered vetiver I  wore it by itself. It’s a truly remarkable smell, both comforting and beguiling— rich, earthen and spicy. Eventually, I started to mix it with more and more different oils to make my first blend, something much like Alizarin Cream. People would like it and want to get some.

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Vetiver oil is steam distilled from the roots of a perennial grass that is native to India. It is cultivated widely for the aromatics oils in its roots aswell as a natural mechanism for erosion control. The roots grow up to 3 meters deep and work like natural re-bar. They are also used for mats and blinds. I love that such a woody smell comes from a grass and that the grass has such functional applications.

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