Vetiver has cooling properties; the roots have been woven to make fans, and window and door screens for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Vetiver root – Used extensively in India and Asia in incense mixtures, perfumes, and fragrant waters. The oil is also used as a fixative in modern perfumes. From the sweet grass family, the thin aromatic roots of the Vetiver plant are used in incense burning. Add to incense mixtures in small amounts to produce an earthy, sweet, heavy, erotic fragrance.
The aroma is uplifting, relaxing, and comforting. It cools the body and mind from excessive heat.