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Khus (Vetiver) Floral Water (Vetiveria zizanoides L)

Khus (Vetiver) Floral Water
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Botonical Name


Vetiveria zizanoides L




Country of Origin


North India

Color & Odor


Dark brown / Green with Rich, woody, earthy/mysterious aroma



Soluble in alcohol

Specific Gravity


0.990 to 1.032

Optical Rotation


50 to 130

Refractive Index


.512 to 1.523

Flash Point


130 C

Ph value



Essential Oil Content



Extraction Method


hydro distillation

Known by the botanical name of Chrysopogon zizanioides, (derived from Tamil), it is a perennial grass of Poaceae family that is native to India. The derived Vetiver or khus contains over 100 identified components. Available in amber brown and rather thick finish, its odor is described as deep, woody, sweet, smoky, amber, earthy and balsam. It has characteristics of fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots significantly depend on where grass is grown and climate & soil conditions.

Vetiver, Khus, Cuscus, Cuss cuss, Kuss-kuss grass

Blends well with Sandalwood oil

Khus Oil, Benzoic Acid, Furfurol, Vetivene, Terpinen-4-ol, 5-epiprezizane, Khusimeme, A-murolene, Khusimone, Calacorene, Beta-Humulene, a-longipinine.

It is mainly used in Perfumery and aromatherapy applications. It also has excellent fixative properties making them used widely in high end perfumes. Further, it is also used in traditional medicines as well as for adding a pleasant aroma in the house which is commonly described as "cool" and "refreshing".

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