Ravensara- AroMed's Ravensara aromatica is ethically grown and free of pesticides and herbacides so often found in commonly sold essential oils. The plants are grown in Madagascar and leaves are steam distilled. The aroma is camphoraceous and woody, with a hint of spice.


  • Highly antiviral, when blended with carriers like tamanu or aloe vera, can be helpful when dealing with shingles, herpes and cold sores.
  • Also immune system stimulating, antiseptic and antibacterial, it is a great addition to blends that address mucus, cold, flu, bronchitis and coughs.
  • Its muscle relaxant and analgesic qualities make it useful when addressing joint and muscle aches and tension.

Ravensara should always be diluted at no more that 1 drop per 5 mL of carrier. It blends well - with balsam fir, black pepper, black spruce, cedarwood, cpress, eucalyptus, gingergrass,  lavender, spike lavender, lemon, niaouli, sweet marjoram, orange, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, thyme ct thymol

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data-  Make sure you are using ravensara oil that comes from the leaves, not the bark. It is never to be taken internally related to potential drug interactions.  Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


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Perchon, N., Cantele, L. The Complete Aromatherapy And Essential Oils Handboof for Everyday Wellness, Robert Rose, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.