Ravensara Essential Oil
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Ravensara: Cryptocarya agathophylla (van der Werff) (formerly Ravensara aromatica)
Why ravensara? Ravensara aromatherapy essential oil has a strong, uplifting, and "purifying" aroma similar to eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus.
Quality Assured: Our ravensara essential oil is responsibly sourced from Madagascar. The essential oil is steam distilled from the wild harvested leaves of the ravensara tree. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Ravensara is a "purifying" oil,* ideal for use in massage and in inhalation blends. It can also be added to skin cleansers to promote a radiant and healthy complexion.
Regulatory Status: Ravensara essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Ravensara: The aroma of ravensara aromatherapy essential oil is a strong and uplifting middle note, similar to eucalyptus E. globulus. Ravensara essential oil blends well with:
- rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
- clary sage Salvia sclarea
- spike lavender Lavendula latifolia
*It’s important to note that since the sustainability of the ravensara tree cannot be verified, household use is not generally encouraged, and eucalyptus E. globulus essential oil is a wonderful substitute for household cleaning.
INHALATION & RUB:
Ravensara Cryptocarya agathophylla (Ravensara aromatica) oil: 100 drops
Tea tree Australia Melaleuca alternifolia oil: 100 drops
Elecampane Inula graveolens oil: 20 drops
Oregano Origanum vulgare oil: 20 drops
Sesame or hazelnut base oil: 60 drops
For adults and children older than 6, use 10 drops four times daily massaged on chest and back. For children ages 3-6, use 6 drops four times daily massage.
Note: 10 drops of this formula without the base oil may be put in a bowl of boiling water three times daily for inhalation sessions of 15 minutes.
The formula can be reduced if needed; just keep the proportions the same.