Ravensara vs Ravintsara: how can you tell the difference?

Ravensara vs Ravintsara: how can you tell the difference?

This one's a doozie! Aside from their names sounding identical, these essential oils often get mistaken for each other. ⁠ ⁠

Ravensara aromatica (ray-vin-sara) is the more delicate smelling of the two. With a bright, slightly fruity scent, this oil blends well with oils like bergamot, frankincense and lavender.⁠ ⁠

Ravintsara camphora (rahv-int-sara) is more closely related to eucalyptus and camphor, with a more spicy, pungent smell. It blends well with eucalyptus, woody, and citrus oils.⁠ ⁠

But of course, there is no better teacher than experience, so next time you've got these two oils in front of you, put your nose to the test!