Ravensara Essential Oil
Ravensara are tall trees with reddish-gray trunks native to Madagascar. Ravensara should not be confused with Ravintsara (Camphor) as they are two different species of plants with similar common names.
- Botanical Family: Lauraceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Ravensara is comprised of monoterpenes (d-limonene, δ-3-carene, sabinene) and phenylpropanoids (estragole/methyl chavicol).
- Immune System: supports and stimulates the immune system
- Musculoskeletal: relieves muscular and joint aches, pains, and spasms
- Reproductive: aphrodisiac properties boost reduced sex drive and helps with frigidity
- Nervous System: uplifts feelings of nervous exhaustion, stress, and sadness
- Respiratory: supports health during times of ailments
- Emotional: balances and protects the psyche and emotions
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
- Scent Profile: top note with a spicy floral aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Ravensara can last up to 100 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy, Floral
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Sandalwood, Scots Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme
- Ravensara contains estragole and methyleugenol which are recognized as potentially genotoxic.
Products Using Ravensara Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.