This is true Ravensara essential oil, wild grown in Madagascar. Ravensara is a powerful antiviral oil that reportedly strengthens the immune system; it can be used to treat 'flu and respiratory symptoms. It is also appears to be an excellent muscle and nerve tonic.
Ravensara is a truly versatile and all around great aromatherapeutic essential oil.
Our Ravensara essential oil has a sweet, fresh, diffusive, mild lemony, cineolic aroma, with an earthy/herbaceous and slightly medicinal undertone. Its aroma is similar to but not as strong as Eucalyptus oil.
Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) essential oil is distilled from the leaves of an endemic species of the Laureaceae family that is native to and grows wild in Madagascar. Also a member of the Laureaceae family, Ravintsara(Cinnamomum camphora or “Camphor Tree”) is native to China, Japan and Taiwan and, despite the similar spelling, is a completely different oil with different aromatherapeutic properties.
The secret to Ravensara essential oil’s efficacy for the respiratory system and unusual aroma lies in a small but significant percentage of potentially problematic methyl chavicol that is “cloaked” in an abundance of gentle terpenes, sesquiterpenes, and alcohols. One could say Ravensara is a blend in itself that is beneficial for the sinuses and respiratory system when inhaled.
Aromatherapy Uses: Known for its strong antiviral properties, and as a nerve tonic for its ability to relax and soothe.
Aromatic Profile: Sweet, fresh, diffusive, mild lemony, cineolic aroma, with an earthy/herbaceous and slightly medicinal undertone.
Appearance: Colorless, transparent, mobile liquid.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Laurel Leaf, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme.
Safety Considerations: Please note that this oil contains estragole and methyleugenol which are recognized as potentially genotoxic (may cause genetic mutations) by the IFRA, based on studies of high dosages in rodents. However, it should be noted that there is no evidence that tumors in humans have ever been induced by the use of essential oils.Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.