Ravensara Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-R01
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- Ex Tax: £2.50
Ravensara has strong antiviral properties and is often used as an alternative to Tea Tree where a more attractive scent is needed. It also has muscle relaxant and analgesic effects which make it a popular oil for muscle tension relief.
Ravensara Aromatica is a magnificent tropical and highly aromatic tree which grows to a height of 20m in humid evergreen forests. The tree has fragrant leaves, bark and nuts, with an delicious anise scent. A native to Madagascar and other tropical Indian Ocean islands, the tree has a long history of use in those areas. The seeds were traditionally used in cooking, and the islanders also use the bark to make rum. Ravensara essential oil is often found in mens' fragrances where it adds gentle spicy notes to the fragrance.
- Botanical Name: Agathophyllum aromatica (or Ravensara aromatica)
- Plant family: Lauraceae
- Note: Middle
- Origin: Madagascar
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Avoid during pregnancy.
Ravensara is effective against bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
Ravensara has a gentle uplifting effect and can be beneficial for people struggling with mild depression and lethargy.
Ravensara's antiviral properties support the body in fighting illness and infection. Also an ideal addition to massage blends for muscle tension relief.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary and Sandalwood.
Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene
To boost energy levels
Run a bath of warm water, mix 5 drops of Ravensara essential oil with 15ml of Bath Oil or SLS Free Bath & Shower Gel and agitate the water to disperse. Relax in the bath for a minimum of 15 minutes. Avoid splashing water in the eyes.
For aching muscles
Mix 10ml of Arnica oil with 5 drops of Ravensara and massage into the affected area(s) twice a day.
To boost immunity
Place 6 drops of Ravensara in an aromatherapy burner or diffuser (or simply pop onto a tissue) and inhale throughout the day.
Steam inhalation for a blocked nose/congestion
Add 10 drops of Ravensara essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water, agitate the water to mix in the oil, lean over the bowl and put a towel over your head, close your eyes and inhale the vapours for up to ten minutes. Repeat this process several times a day.
Anti-fungal foot cream
Mix 60ml of Moisturising Cream with 15 drops of Ravensara and apply to the feet after a bath or shower.