Ravintsara Oil, Some Uses

Ravintsara Oil, Some Uses

In China, statues of Buddha are carved from the wood of the Cinnamonum camphora (Ravintsara) tree to inspire devotion.  In Madagascar, Ravintsara oil is referred to as “the oil that heals.”  It is universal oil like Lavender. It has a mild, herby, slightly medicinal scent to it

Aromatic influences: Aids with realizing one’s potential, increasing desire for changes, nervous fatigue and relieves depression. Invigorating, supportive, refreshing.

Combines well with:

Basil, Cedarwood, Clove Bud,  Lavender, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine Needles, Black Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Fir Needle, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon Bark,  Marjoram, Orange, Tangerine, Helichrysum italicum

Ways to use it

  • Restores self-confidence.
  • Deepens inner focus in order to achieve spiritual and life goals.
  • Use on the throat chakra.
  • Works well with the Eucalyptus oils.
  • To help with respiratory issues, inhale the scent of Ravintsara very deeply, hold it in for 4 seconds, breathe out, and do it again. Do this every night before going to bed. You can also do it with Peppermint.
  • Is great to use when treating flu and cold symptoms. Add to your diffuser.
  • Is also good to use on cold sores, shingles, and genital herpes.
  • For genital herpes, blend Ravintsara with Helichrysum italicum in a base of St. John’s Wort oil.
  • For shingles, blend with Lavender and Chamomile to help the pain.
  • Is mentally and physically stimulating, can help people who are overtired and depressed.
  • Excellent as a massage oil for muscle fatigue.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started.


Here are a few recipes involving Ravintsara oil. To check for more, you can click on Ravintsara in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Ease Ongoing Anxiety and Exhaustion

  • 2 drops Ravintsara
  • 2 drops Rose
  • 6 drops Tangerine
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Use formula in a relaxing back massage. (4)

Body Rub for Pneumonia

  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Citriodora
  • 10 drops Melaleuca
  • 5 drops Thyme
  • 5 drops Ravintsara

Can use all over body except for your face. (3)

Flu Fighting Bath

  • 2 drops Ravintsara
  • 4 drops Cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula in 1 cup Epsom Salts then add to bath, to treat skin impurities. (4)

Ease Nervous Exhaustion

  • 4 drops Ravintsara
  • 2 drops Vetiver
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula in 1 cup Epsom Salts then add to bath, to treat skin impurities. (4)

Illness Recovery Massage

  • 4 drops Ravintsara
  • 4 drops Rosewood
  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage mixture into skin using soothing, gentle strokes. (4)

Heal Chickenpox Lesions

  • 2 drops Ravintsara
  • 4 drops Blue Yarrow
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Apply formula as necessary. (4)

Influenza Defense

  • 5 drops Tea Tree
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Ravintsara
  • 1 teaspoon Jojoba

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes. Use whenever you feel a flu or cold coming on. (3)

And finally,

Ready to try out Ravintsara oil? Hope so! Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.


  1. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  2. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  3. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  4. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
  5. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, 2nd edition, by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green
  6. Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published. by Patricia Davis




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