• Saro Essential Oil

Saro Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-S05
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Saro essential oil has a camphorous aroma that dries with a uplifting lemony fragrance with delicate floral undertones. It is a powerful health protecting oil with antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial & immuno-stimulant properties.
  • £4.50

  • Ex Tax: £3.75

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Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans) is a little known essential oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of a Madagascan plant that is well-known locally for its antimicrobial properties and anti-poisoning effects.

Saro essential oil has a fresh, camphorous aroma that is reminiscent of medicinal oils such as Tea Tree, Niaouli and Cajuput. Upon drying however the oil has an uplifting lemony fragrance with delicate floral undertones, which gives a more pleasing fragrance than the other aforementioned anti-microbial oils.

Limited information exists at present on this exotic essential oil but it is believed to have powerful health protecting, anti-microbial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial and immuno-stimulant properties. 
  • Botanical name: Cinnamosma fragrans
  • Plant family: Canellaceae
  • Origin: Madagascar
  • Note: Top to middle 
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled


Safety Note:
As Saro is still being researched we’d recommend that you avoid using it with children, during pregnancy or if you suffer from fragile health, high blood pressure, heart problems, or seizures. Should only be used on the skin in low concentrations.
Saro essential oil may be helpful in balancing oily, congested skin and scalp. 
Emotionally it has an energising and uplifting effect that can be helpful when treating anxiety and depression. It can also help combat feelings of fatigue, lethargy, lack of motivation, loss of concentration as well as helping to boost self-confidence.
Saro essential oil can be used as a gentle decongestant and expectorant for respiratory problems such as coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis and asthma (upon analysis it has a high content of 1.8 cineole combined with a– pinene, reflecting its highly expectorant nature. These elements also indicate that it should be avoided by epilepsy sufferers). It can be used in inhalations, chest rubs and liniments or blended into natural room sprays and surface cleansers to help fight infection. Saro is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties making it a useful oil to include in massage blends for sore muscles or bruising.
Blends well with:
Tea Tree, Ravensara, Lime

Allergens Listing:

Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

To energise and uplift the mind

  • To help soothe anxiety or depression diffuse 2 drops Saro, 3 drops Lemon, and 3 drops Lavender in the morning or throughout the day.
  • To lift and rebalance the emotions while ‘on the go’ make an uplifting mood spray with 100ml Orange Flower Hydrolat, 15 drops Saro, 10 drops Lime, and 5 drops Geranium and use as required.

To boost energy, confidence and motivation

  • If you’re feeling a bit tired, diffuse 3 drops Spearmint, 3 drops Saro, and 2 drops Basil in the morning for a revitalising energy boost.
  • For a confidence and motivational boost, and well as a little bit more energy, give yourself a pampering massage after your morning shower. Blend 3 drops Patchouli, 2 drops Lemon and 1 drop Saro in 15ml Grapeseed oil or Moisturising Lotion and massage into your skin in a direction towards the heart.

To ease congestion and colds

  • If you’re suffering with congestion try a steam inhalation. Fill a bowl with boiling water, and add 3 drops Saro, 3 drops Ravensara and 2 drops Peppermint. Grab a towel, pop it over the back of your head, and close your eyes before leaning over the bowl of water and inhaling the oils for a few minutes at a time.
  • Alternatively, you can make up an aromatherapy inhaler for use while out and about to help clear the sinuses and airways. Simply add 2 drops Ravensara and 1 drop Saro to the cotton wadding inside an inhaler stick and use as required.

To ease pain and inflammation

  • To soothe inflammation and sore muscles, try a cold compress. Run cold water in the sink or bowl, add 1 drop Saro, 2 drops Lavender and 2 drops Black Pepper, immerse a cloth in the water, before wringing it out and placing on the skin to cool the affected area.

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