Vetivert Bourbon Oil
Botanical Name: Vetivera zizanoides
Origin: Reunion Islands (Indian Ocean)
Extraction: Steam distillation from roots
As a French dependent, the locals receive larger subsidies to grow other crops that will cut down on food imports, and additionally they cannot afford the financial investment required to maintain or replace distillation equipment. Demand is always high for this exceptional quality oil and, correspondingly, so is the price.