Ravensara Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Madagascar
Plant Part:
Leaf
Latin Name:
Ravensara aromatica
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: Know as 'the oil that heals', Ravensara essential oil is essential for your Winter wellness medicine cabinet. Considered a valuable tool in maintaining the body's natural homeostasis, it is mild enough to be used safely on children and the elderly and promotes courage and grounding.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

60

Chemical Families

Monoterpenes
52.15%
Sesquiterpenes
18.26%
Ethers
17.56%

Primary Constituents

limonene
20.19%
beta pinene
14.06%
eugenol methyl ether
10.75%
beta caryophyllene
9.17%
estragole
6.83%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Ravensara aromatica is native to Australia, Tasmania and Madagascar and thrives in humid conditions of rain forests with an altitude between 70 and 100 meters. It grows to a height of 20 meters with several buttress roots at the base. The bark is reddish and the leaves are simple elliptical in shape. The flowers are small and green and a fruit is produced with six septum inside. In the laurel family of botanical plants, it belongs to the genus Cinnamomum.

ABOUT THE OIL

Our organic Ravensara oil is distilled from the leaves of the tree growing in the humid evergreen forests of Madagascar and has a clean, lightly camphoracious note. Ravensara combines the freshness of 1,8-cineole (typically upwards of 50% of the overall composition) found in oils such as Eucalyptus and Cajeput with the gentle warmth of the monoterpene alcohols such as those found in Tea Tree and Rosewood.

OF INTEREST

Traditionally, Ravensara is referred to as 'the oil that heals.' The word means means "good leaf", referring to its many health benefits. Ravensara is used in African ethnobotanical traditions, where it is held in great esteem. It's widespread popularity and increasing demand has, unfortunately, led to deforestation, particularly along the eastern coastal area of Madagascar. This is an oil that should therefore be used judiciously, and purchased from an ethically harvested and sustainable source.
Traditionally, the Malagasy people use the bark and stem as a tonic and medicine. The leaves were also burnt in homes after a death to prevent the spread of disease. The anise flavored bark is used in the production of local rum.

""Ravintsara"" means ‘the good leaf' and the Malagasy people have come to recognize and highly appreciate the therapeutic value of the leaves and their essential oil.

Ravensara is a latinisation of the Malagasy word ravintsara and was generally given to the oils distilled from either ravensara aromatica or cinnamonum camphora.

Suggested Use

GENERAL

  • revitalizes
  • harmonizes

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • stimulates the IMMUNE SYSTEM
  • neutralizes microbes

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • clears and soothes respiratory channels
  • neutralizes microbes
  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • supports digestive harmony

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

  • supports adrenal glands

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • uplifts mood
  • revitalizes from nervous fatigue

SUBTLE AROMATHERAPY

  • When it comes to the mind and emotions, Ravensara acts as a tonic that soothes and grounds feelings of excess movement, energy and anxiety, while also uplifting to cast away sadness and fear.
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
  • Ravensara essential oil is an effective air purifier: add a combination of Ravensara and Eucalyptus to your diffuser and run often. Use at the first sign of needing a wellness boost in Winter, or to refresh and clear the mind.
  • Diffuse Ravensara oil to enhance respiratory function and provide an emotional boost. Often used in the same way you would think to use Tea Tree oil, many people prefer Ravensara for its more gentle approach to healing and comforting.
  • For ease of breathing, add a few drops of Ravensara to a steaming bowl of water and inhale deeply.
  • For a feeling of uplifted energy to combat fatigue, Ravensara can be blended with Neroli, Rosewood and Myrtle and diffused.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath
  • Ravensara shines in its place next to the massage table; when applied to tired or overworked bodies it is powerfully relaxing and restorative.
  • To encourage deep immunity: 1) Combine a few drops of Ravensara to a few drops of Eucalyptus radiata in a carrier oil and massage onto the solar plexus, chest and throat. 2) Add several drops to a warm, aromatic bath. 3) Apply to the feet two drops neat or one drop in a carrier oil for children.
  • Blend Ravensara with sesame oil and apply as a compress over the abdomen to support digestive harmony.

INGESTION

  • For Winter wellness Ravensara can be taken internally: add 1 drop to a glass of water and drink.
Aromatherapy Details

This Ravensara essential oil has a warm quality. Orange zest and soft floral top notes meld into wheat-like grassy middle notes with pine-resin, sweet clove and balsamic undertones. The aroma is similar to that of Eucalyptus radiata, but with more density and a hint of sweet spice.

Ravensara essential oil blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Ce-darwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Marjo-ram, Pine, Rosemary Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme and Lemon oils.

Safety

Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Those with epilep-sy use with caution.