Khus (Vetiver) Hydrosol

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Khus (Vetiver) Hydrosol

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Khus is an evergreen plant, which grows throughout the year, and is not too tall in size and length. The Khus grows like grass and it is enriched with medicinal and herbal properties. The hydrosol is obtained by steam distillation process from the leaves and flowers. It is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol, so it is used in flavoring of food and cuisine.

Common name:

Kuss kuss grass

Blends with:

Sandalwood oil


Khus oil, benzoic acid, vetivene


The Khus is known for its refreshing aroma and essence, so it is used in the food industry for flavoring of beverages and confectioners. The other use of the Khus Hydrosol is in traditional medicines. It has natural coolant and refreshing property and it keeps stomach cool and healthy. The oil is also used as massage oil and helps in rejuvenating.

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Botonical Name Vetiveria zizanoides L
CAS # 8016-96-4
Country of Origin North India
Color & Odor Dark brown / Green with Rich, woody, earthy/mysterious aroma
Solubility 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
Major Constituents No
Extraction Method Hydro Distillation
Name Khus (Vetiver) Hydrosol
Featured No

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