Ravintsara Essential Oil
Ravintsara (Ho Leaf) is a large, tall evergreen tree with broad leaves.
- Botanical Family: Lauraceae
- Other Common Names: Ho Leaf
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Ravintsara is primarily comprised of oxides/ethers (1,8 cineole).
- Immune System: support for deficiencies
- Musculoskeletal: aches, pains, and inflammation
- Nervous System: soothing for stress, nervousness, fatigue, anxiety, and stress-related conditions
- Respiratory: supports relief from allergies and other respiratory issues
- Scent Profile: top note with a light, fresh medicinal aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Ravintsara can last up to 100 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Basil, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Jasmine, Neroli, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang
- Do not apply near the nostrils of infants due to risk of spasm of the glottis. This can happen due to the cooling effect of the oil on their respiratory system.
- Avoid using all routes for both pregnancy and lactation due to safrole and methyleugenol content which are neurotoxic.
- Caution when using essential oils rich in 1,8 cineole to children under five years old.
Products Using Ravintsara Essential Oil
- Coming soon
- 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.