Native to Madagascar, Ravensara translates to “aromatic leaf.” With its spicy and slightly floral aroma with notes of eucalyptus and sweet orange, Ravensara is popular in aromatherapy because it may:
Promote serenity and tranquility**
Help calm nerves**
Be useful as an air refresher
What is Ravensara?
Native to Madagascar, the majestic Ravensara tree grows over 60 feet tall and bears aromatic green leaves, which are steam distilled to create its essential oil. The word ravensara in Malagasy translates to “good leaf” or “aromatic leaf.” This evergreen tree has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes for various and versatile uses. Its reddish bark has been used to produce spirits such as rum while the tree’s flavorful seeds, often referred to as “Madagascar nutmeg,” have also been incorporated into culinary practices.
Ravensara Essential Oil
Steam distilled from the tree’s potent leaves, Ravensara Oil is a thin, pale yellow liquid. Its aroma is spicy and slightly floral with notes sweet orange and eucalyptus. This unique and multidimensional scent makes it popular as an air refresher. In aromatherapy practices, Ravensara is often used to its ability to help calm nerves and promote bravery while it quiets fears.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of aromatherapy possibilities! Other oils that complement Ravensara oil’s spicy floral fragrance include: bay, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, copaiba balsam, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, oregano, palmarosa, pine, plai, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme, vanilla, and ylang ylang oils.
Piping Rock's pure Ravensara Oil is available in 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. bottles.
Ravensara Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Ravensara Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its spicy and slightly floral aroma with notes of eucalyptus and sweet orange. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Ravensara Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Ravensara Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.