Welcome back, my dear friend! Today I’m focusing on vetiver skincare! Have you heard of vetiver before? You’ve probably seen vetiver oil mentioned in ingredients lists. Its INCI listing is vetiveria zizanoides. Vetiver is a perennial grass similar to other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa. It’s native to India, and its major producers include Haiti, India, Indonesia, and Réunion. (source: Wikipedia) Its essential oil is derived from its fibrous roots which are cleaned, dried and distilled to produce the oil. (source: Soil) What does vetiver smell like? To me, it’s warm, earthy, green, woody, and smoky. It’s a bit like a plant hug from some ancient tree in a damp forest. Vetiver is a traditionally masculine fragrance. Its grounding notes draw me in and comfort me; perfect in these times of uncertainty. Think you haven’t experienced vetiver before? You’re likely mistaken. Surprisingly, vetiver features in up to…