A bundle of vetiver on a white background.
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Why Vetiver Is Our Favorite Botanical Right Now

By Aileen Kwun
April 4, 2020
1 minute read

Ongoing self-quarantine and social distancing measures in the U.S. could very well last through this spring, and as the death toll continues to rise, Americans have been directed to stay put at least through April, which really is starting to feel like the cruellest month. The window of time from winter to summer can feel fleetingly short, especially from indoors, but one way to embrace the changing of seasons is to bring a little piece of the outdoors inside.

Hang a sprig of dried fragrant botanical—our favorite right now is vetiver—during a steaming shower or bath for a relaxing, soothing aroma. The long, wispy strands of the tropical bunchgrass roots, which are native to India and smell just like an earthy, uncut lawn on a spring day, also make for a nice touch of wall décor. And for your rigorous hand-washing regimen—which, don’t forget, should last for 20 to 30 seconds every time—we love Byredo’s Vetyver hand wash, which makes the chore a bit more scintillating.