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Ravintsara Essential Oil


Ravintsara, also known as Ho Leaf oil, is often confused with either Ravensara or Ho Wood, however it is completely different. Used in aromatherapy for symptomatic relief of respiratory ailments and viral infections. Emotionally, it’s great for helping to dispel stress, depressed feelings, and for boosting focus and concentration.

Name of Oil:  Ravintsara

Latin Binomial:  Cinnamomum camphora

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Madagascar

Scent Profile:  Earthy, woody, fresh, eucalyptus-like

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves

Oil Characteristics:  Clear, thin, medium aroma

Cultivation:  Wild Harvest

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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Respiratory concerns, viral infections, insomnia and muscle aches.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Stress, depression, is calming and helps focus.


Not much history is known on the use of this oil, but there are some accounts that it’s been used for many years for its ability to help fight infection

Chemical Contituents

1,8 cineole, sabinene, a-terpineol,a-pinene, b-pinene

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Avoid use in children

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 

The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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