Ravensara Essential Oil – Wildcrafted (Ravensara aromatica)
Wildcrafted Ravensara Essential Oil (Ravensara aromatica) from Madagascar is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaf. Sale of Ravensara oil is RESTRICTED to practitioners only.
NOTE: Ravensara and Ravintsara are NOT the same. Ravintsara is a completely different essential oil with a completely different properties and different botanical name. Ravensara has a slightly camphorous, yet light sweet scent.
Description and Uses: Ravensara Oil, Ravensara aromatica (sometimes called clove nutmeg) is a member of the Lauraceae (laurel) family, and originates in Madagascar. The leaves and twigs of the tree, Ravensara aromatica, have a mildly camphorous aroma similar to eucalyptus. Ravensara oil (Ravensara aromatica) has been used as a fragrance material in the perfumery industry, and as an antiseptic, anti-viral, antibacterial, expectorant, anti-infective in natural and folk medicine.
Primary Aromatics Components:
- limonene 19.38%
- sabinene 11.40%
- methyl chavicol 7.94%
- α-pinene 5.55%
- linalool 5.26%
- methyl eugenol 5.00%
- germacrene d 4.76%
- terpinen-4-ol 4.00%
- e-caryophyllene 3.54%
- δ-3-carene 3.52%
- myrcene 3.43%
- α-terpinene 2.98%
- β-pinene 2.91%
This Ravensara LEAF Oil is not included in our category of Restricted essential oils but, it does need to have extra and precise dilution in order to be safely used. Our Ravensara BARK oil needs even further dilution so it remains on our Restricted list of oils.
Ravensara Oil is often confused with Ravintsara Oil. Even though the source for both oils is usually Madagascar and their common names are very similar, Ravensara and Ravintsara are quite different.
Little accurate information is available about Ravensara Leaf Oil. For a period of time, some information regarding Ravintsara was attributed to Ravensara. A good resource for more info regarding the background and uses of Ravensara from a reliable source, see the Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness by Neryls Purchon and Lora Cantele.