All About doTERRA’s Ravintsara Essential Oil

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The Source of doTERRA’s Ravintsara Essential Oil

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Ravintsara essential oil is derived from the leaves of the Cinnamomum camphora tree, which is a member of the Lauraceae family.  This species of tree can be easily identified by crushing its leaf, which releases oil and an aroma of camphor.

Though similar in name to Ravensara Essential Oil, they are actually two very different oils with Ravintsara’s scent being milder, and more similar to Eucalyptus and Camphor.

In one of doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing® locations, Ravintsara leaves are harvested by some of the hard working natives of Madagascar to produce doTERRA’s potent Ravintsara essential oil.   It takes about half a kilo of ravintsara leaves to produce one 5ml bottle of Ravintsara Essential Oil.

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At present, Ravintsara is only available from doTERRA Australia during Limited Time Offers (most recently as Product of the Month for May 2020) and is not a part of their everyday range of essential oils. 

It is available in a 5ml bottle with dripolator for everyday use.   Ravintsara essential oil can be used aromatically, or topically with a carrier oil. It blends well with Douglas Fir, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Copaiba.

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The Chemistry of doTERRA’s Ravintsara Essential Oil

Main Chemical Components: Eucalyptol, Sabinene

Ravintsara is ideal as an aromatic refresher due to its refreshing and unique aroma.  Its scent can be described as fresh, earthy, woody, and peppery.  This is due to its eucalyptol and sabinene content.

Its benefits include being able to freshen up a room when diffused, as well as providing a unique, refreshing scent when added to your favourite skin cleanser. It may also be beneficial as part of a relaxing massage.

You can read more about Ravintsara essential oil’s main chemical components, Eucalyptol and Sabinene in The doTERRA Essential Oil Chemistry Handbook.

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How do I use doTERRA’s Ravintsara Essential Oil?

Here are some suggestions for how you can use Ravintsara essential oil in your special needs home:


  • Diffuse in any room to provide a refreshing, herbal scent.  Use it to freshen up a musty room.
  • Diffuse it alone with 3-4 drops in a diffuser or try the diffuser blends below.
ravintsara essential oil blends


  • Add one drop to an adult facial cleanser for a unique and refreshing aroma.
  • Dilute in a carrier oil as part of a relaxing massage.
  • Add one to two drops into a carrier oil and add to a bath with Epsom salts.
  • Make your own Winter Chest Rub using the recipe below:
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Ravintsara Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

We here at Support Essentials have created some beautiful Ravintsara diffuser blends for you to try.

ravintsara diffuser blends

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