Welcome to the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast!
In this episode, I talk about two different essential oils that sound very similar – Ravensara and Ravintsara.
These oils come from different trees that grow on the same lush tropical island of Madagascar. They even have many of the same therapeutic and chemical properties, however they do have their differences. And to throw another challenge into understanding the difference between these two oils, there is a third essential oil that indirectly fits into this picture as well. I promise I can help you clearly see the differences.
And, I have a special gift for you!
I have put together an easy 4-page guide called The Aromatherapists Quick Guide to Understanding the Difference Between Ravensara and Ravintsara Essential Oils. This visual guide outlines the differences in their Latin names and their therapeutic properties.
Show Notes (Links and resources mentioned in this podcast episode)
- Essential Oil Taxonomy and Nomenclature: Part 1
- Essential Oil Taxonomy and Nomenclature: Part 2
- AWP 14: 1,8 Cineole Essential Oils for Respiratory Health
- Tamanu Carrier Oil blog post (good for treating Shingles and scars)
- Fragrant Friday Ravintsara
I used Ravensara on Rory’s skin when I was trying so hard to heal his terrible issues. I found that combined with lavender it made him become very calm and he rested with some relief.
I’m so glad you had good luck with Ravensara, Holly! And…was it Ravensara aromatica??? 🙂
I ADORE Ravensara aromatica! Inhaling it prevents me from needing my rescue inhaler. When combined with Frankincense, it’s truly magical , giving me energy, and a sense of well being…can you explain this miracle to me? I am just learning aromatherapy, and the company I ordered from does not have the GS/MS report for Ravensara.
Hi Kelley! Ravensara is, indeed, a wonderful essential oil, especially for shingles. You can find Ravensara with a GC/MS report from Marge Clark at NaturesGift.com.
I don’t seem able to download the guide – it takes me to a link to sign up, which i did, but then nothing! Is it still available?
Are the pages for “The Aromatherapists Quick Guide to Understanding the Difference Between Ravensara and Ravintsara Essential Oils” still available? I have been trying to download the or join the email list, but I keep getting an error.