This majestic tree grows over 60 feet tall bearing potent green leaves from which the precious essential oil is extracted. Native to the exotic island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa, these trees are also prized for their fruit or seeds known as “Madagascar nutmeg,” which are commonly used in various applications. The tree’s name means “good leaf” due to its vast wellness properties. Its reddish bark is quite fragrant, and its oil is a thin, pale yellow liquid.
Plant Part Used
Medium. Spicy, yet eucalyptus-like with a touch of sweet orange and floral top notes.
Ravensara Essential Oil Benefits
Promotes bravery while quieting fears. Helps calm nerves. An air refresher.
Blends Well With
Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove, Copaiba Balsam, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Narrow Leaf Eucalyptus, Oregano, Palmarosa, Pine, Plai, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
History of Ravensara
In the poetic Malagasy language, ravensara translates to “good leaf” or “aromatic leaf.” The various parts of the evergreen ravensara tree have long been used by indigenous Madagascar tribes, as well as many other clans surrounding the strikingly turquoise Indian Ocean. As early as the 17th century, its bark was used to produce rum, and its flavorful seeds were added to enhance the flavoring in many traditional dishes. Eighteenth century French scientist Antoine Baume enjoyed the multi-dimensional aromas of this sweet-smelling oil as well.
Using Ravensara Essential Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Refreshing Madagascar Rainforest
Swing in a hammock while warm island winds delicately caress the surrounding trees, carrying your worries and cares away on the breeze…
Clear the Air
Unite ravensara’s air-purifying power with these potent essential oils!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!