Ravintsara

Ravintsara Leaves


Essential Oil of Ravintsara
Cinnamomum camphora ct 1,8 cineole

Note: Top/Middle

Geographical source: Madagascar

Plant Part: Leaves

Oil Characteristics: Ravintsara has a camphoraceous, fresh aroma

Chemical Families:  Ravintsara has a high content of a molecule called “1,8 cineole.” This molecule gives Ravintsara a sort of eucalyptus aroma and makes it supportive of the respiratory system.  AWP-Ep14-Graphic (2)You can learn more about oils that are high in this oil in the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast episode 14 called
1,8 Cineole Essential Oils for Respiratory Support.  

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Kills airborne bacteria
  • Helps relieve pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • A useful remedy for clearing the head and sinuses
  • Helps with focus and concentration
  • Famous for it’s decongesting and respiratory system support

Some Suggested Applications:

  • To reduce the effects of a cold, add 1 drop of Ravintsara to hot water in a bowl and inhale the steam as soon as symptoms begin
  • Diffuse Ravintsara with Siberian fir, Black Spruce or White Pine to protect from getting a cold
  • Add to a nasal inhaler with Orange and Rosemary  for a nice lift in the middle of the day. 
  • Add a few drops to any oil designed for a chest rub for respiratory relief
  • Great in a headache relief inhaler

Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Orange, Lemon

A Recipe Using Ravintsara: 
SugarScrub
“Breathe Easier” Respiratory Support Scrub
4 oz Himalayan Pink salt
4 oz Coconut Oil
20 drops Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
10 drops Spike Lavender essential oil (Lavendula latifolia)
10 drops Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora ct 1,8 cineole)

 

 


Safety Information
: Generally non-toxic and non-irritating unless oxidized.  Be careful using Ravintsara with children under 10 as 1,8 cineole may cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. 

Where to Buy:  You can find all these essential oils at PompeiiOrganics.com. This is not my company, nor do I receive any commission from them.  However, I use all their products in my classroom because of the exceptional quality and customer service. Because the owner is a graduate of my Aromatherapy Certification Program, she does something very nice – anyone who subscribes to my free newsletter  gets a special code for a 15% discount on every order at Pompeii Organics! 

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