This 2017 study delves into the world of vetiver essential oil and shines a light on its dual role as both a highly desired fragrance and a potential antimicrobial agent. The study evaluated the oil against twenty bacterial strains and two Candida species and found that it showed remarkable activity against Gram-positive bacteria and against one strain of Candida glabrata.
As one of the most expensive essential oils on the market, this discovery adds even more value to the already valuable ingredient.
This research highlights the potential for vetiver essential oil to be developed into an antimicrobial agent for medicinal purposes, as well as a cosmetic ingredient with added antimicrobial benefits. The results suggest that vetiver oil could be a great alternative to synthetic biocides, with fewer harmful side effects and lower treatment costs.
In conclusion, the study on vetiver essential oil provides evidence for its potential use as a valuable ingredient in the cosmetic and medical industries. Its unique combination of a pleasant scent and antimicrobial properties make it a promising candidate for further research and development.
Study Title: Vetiver Essential Oil in Cosmetics: What Is New?
Study Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590077