Cinnamomum camphora ct cineole
Not to be confused with ravensara aromatica, another plant from Madagascar that also produces another essential oil, but with different properties.
The name ravintsara comes from the Malagasy word ravina, which means “good leaf”. As you may have guessed, the part of the tree distilled is the leaf.
Ravintsara is a central essential oil in aromatherapy, safe to use and indispensable during the season of viruses, colds and other ailments. We will see why below, for now let’s focus on its chemical composition.
I. Main components of ravintsara essential oil
I often repeat in the store, essential oils are of different quality. The chemical composition, therefore the effectiveness of the essential oil varies. If a pure and organic essential oil remains pure and organic, its chemical composition varies notably according to the soil in which the plant grew, the luminosity and the temperature to which it was exposed, the moment of the harvest, etc, etc…
The only way to know the quality of an essential oil is to have tests for each batch. Our essential oils come from a laboratory more than recognized in the production of plant essences, recognized by Health Canada. This means that our essential oils are officially considered as natural health products. You can always find cheaper products, but the quality will certainly follow, it’s up to you.
Here are the main components of Ravintsara essential oil:
1.8 cineole (60-65%).
This molecule, we find it in particular in the essential oil of eucalyptus.
Alpha and Beta pinenes (20%)
II. Properties of the essential oil of Ravintsara
Essential oil of Ravintsara is antiviral, stimulates the immune system, helps with possible infections of the respiratory system and, like many essential oils, it is antibacterial.
Diffusing a good quality essential oil can therefore clean the air in your home.
However, be careful if you live with children or if you are pregnant. We recommend you to take an appointment with a certified aromatherapist. You can do so here.