MADAGASCAR. Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) Essential Oil, Steam Distilled
Ravensara essential oil has a scent that is described as slightly sweet and fruity, with a camphorous, somewhat medicinal quality, sometimes compared to Eucalyptus. For blending purposes, it is considered a high note.
The leaves of this tree are used as a cure-all in Madagascar, much in the way that Tea Tree is used in Australia. Ravensara essential oil is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal. It can be added to blends for disinfecting surfaces. It is helpful in clearing nasal and chest congestion in colds and flus, and its antispasmodic activity is calming for coughs. It contains eugenol, like Clove Bud oil, which soothes pain and can help headaches, toothaches, and muscle or joint pains. It is said to be aphrodisiac, and to boost self-confidence and fight depression, imparting hope and energy.
Our essential oils are sold in amber glass bottles with a dropper orifice for drop-by-drop administration. Do not ingest essential oils unless under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner or experienced aromatherapist. Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. (Some examples of carrier oils: Jojoba, Sunflower, Grapeseed, Rosehip Seed, Castor, and Avocado; gently liquified Coconut Oil, Shea, or Cocoa Butter can also work for creating thicker body care products.) Always test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin before applying more widely.
Maximum recommended dilution for adults: .12% (one drop per three tablespoons of carrier oil). Ravensara essential oil is best avoided during pregnancy and lactation.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.