These hearts are made up of dried roots of the vetiver plant which is a by-product of the perfume industry. Hand made in Madagascar by a womans co-operative just outside the capital.
The root holds the plants fragrance so the hearts smell amazing and are naturally anti bacterial, anti fungal and deter insects. A good alternative to lavender for hanging in cupboards and scenting drawers.
A light spritz with water will revive and/or intensify the scent
Approx. sizes: 8cm
Primarily grown for the perfume industry, vetiver is now an important element in preventing soil erosion and providing employment, particularly for women in Madagascar .
Said to be, one of the oldest plants on earth with therapeutic properties it holds its perfume in it's roots which are used to weave these baskets.