INCI name ; Cinnamomum Camphora Leaf Oil
CAS number 92201-50-8
SKU code ; EN-RAV-0010
EXTRACTION METHOD ;
PARTS USED ; Steam Distilled Essential Oil
ORIGIN ; Madagascar
COMMON NAMES : Ho Leaf, Camphor Tree
APPEARANCE : Colorless to pale yellow liquid
ODOUR NOTE : Fresh, slightly sweet, spicy, eucalyptus aroma
QUALITY : 100 % pure natural whole essential oil.
STORAGE CONDITION ; Store in a cool dark place
CAUTION ! sometimes confused with Ravensara essential oil (Ravensara aromatica or anisata). Ravensara is a different plant with other properties.
Considered one of the must have essential oils to keep in your first aid kit, Ravintsara essential oil will help keep you and your family healthy right at the onset of winter affections like colds, bronchitis, sinusitis and especially flu. Powerful yet extremely well tolerated and safe to use, Ravintsara is also a relaxing and calming essential oil
Ravintsara, Ho-Wood and Camphor essential oils all come from the same plant, namely Cinnamomum camphora, the Camphor tree.
Depending on where the Camphor tree grows (or any plant species, really), it develops specific biochemical characteristic (called chemotypes) proper to insure its survival, defences, and reproduction in that environment.
Ravintsara – meaning “the leaf that is good for you”- is the name given by the people of Madagascar to their Camphor tree. Originating from Asia and introduced to Madagascar, it has adapted, and developed its own specific biochemical composition. Ravintsara essential oils, distilled from the leaves, is high in cineole (1.8 cineole (eucalyptol) and has no camphor.
(Camphor oil comes from Vietnam and is high in camphor, while Ho-wood grows in china and its essential oil is high in linalool)