Aromatherapy,  Essential Oils

Essential Oil of the month: Ravintsara

The essential oil ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora cineoliferum) is a reference in case of viral infections *. The people of the island of Madagascar call ravintsara “tree good leaves”; its essential oil has indeed exceptional properties that stimulate and strengthen the body’s defenses. Priceless protection against viruses, it is ideal to prevent winter illnesses.


Dry inhalation, essential oil ravintsara delighted our senses with the fragrance cinéolée ** that evokes eucalyptus. The elegant notes deliver its aromatic molecules are so invigorating and energizing it is unthinkable to miss, especially in winter! Put 3-4 drops on a handkerchief and breathe! The flu happens … avoid contamination ! For 1-2 drops of essential oil on a handkerchief ravintsara and breathe it! Repeat frequently. Do not confuse essential oil ravintsara with essential oil ravensare (ravensara aromatica). There are also the essential oil of camphor leaves (Cinnamomum camphora) whose Latin name is the same. It is the act of pushing another land which gives it different molecules and thus, different properties.

* Source: Fabienne Millet, the great guide of essential oils

** Main constituent of eucalyptus, used to as eucalyptol.

Remember to consult the general precautions before using essential oils.

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