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Vetiver oil production

Vetiver Oil Production

For millennia vetiver has been prized for its aromatic oil found in its roots. Today that oil is to be found as a component in most perfumes. The main producers of vetiver oil are India, Haiti, and Indonesia.  The global vetiver oil market demand was estimated at 408.8 tons in 2019. It is expected to expand at a volume-based CAGR of 7.8% from 2020 to 2027. Mounting demand for flavor and fragrances by end-use industries such as personal care and cosmetics, perfumery, and food and beverage is projected to drive the market.

Photo 1 Vetiver grass on the hillsides of Haiti, grown for oil production. In some countries , as in Haiti vetiver is grown for oil on poor hilly land that are no longer suitable for food crops. Harvesting methods often lead to exposed soil that can be heavily eroded. Efforts are being made to encourage vetiver oil growers to plant harvestable vetiver between permanent vetiver conservation hedgerows.

Other Uses, and Utilization of Vetiver: Vetiver Oil: IND_vetoil.pdf (

Vetiver in Southwest Haiti: EarthInstitute_UNEP_InitialVetiverReport_2011