Did you know? Lavender is often hailed as the Swiss Army knife of essential oils, versatile and useful for a wide range of needs. But have you met its Madagascar counterpart? This is Ravintsara, the incredible oil that’s been treasured in Madagascar for centuries.
Just like Lavender, Ravintsara is considered a universal oil with a multitude of applications. Ravintsara is one of several essential oils derived from the Cinnamomum camphora tree, along with Ho Wood and Camphor. Steam distilled from the leaves of the tree, Ravintsara is highly regarded in its native Madagascar for its many beneficial properties.
Here are some of the many ways to use this unique and versatile oil – once you get started with Ravintsara, you’ll no doubt find many more ways to infuse your environment and your senses!
Apply Ravintsara, diluted with your favourite carrier oil (to your head, neck, chest, or under the nose) before exercise for a refreshing workout.
Inhale its aroma directly from the bottle as part of a meditative breathing exercise.
Add a few drops to your favourite facial cleanser or body wash for an invigorating clean.
Diffuse it to fill your space with its bold, bracing aroma.
The oil is reminiscent of Eucalyptus and has a soothing and invigorating aroma that can be used to support yoga breathing practices, meditation, and the appearance of healthy-looking skin.