New dōTERRA Ravintsara essential oil certainly has an exotic and unknown ring to it, doesn’t it? If you’re familiar with Eucalyptus, though, you’re already acquainted with some of the aromatic features of this new oil. You might describe it as a milder version of Eucalyptus: similarly earthy, but greener, if an aroma can be described by a color!
Reviving, clearing, and relaxing, Ravintsara comes to us from the African island nation of Madagascar. Its name means “good tree” in one of the local languages, and this fitting title was bestowed about two centuries ago when the plant was first brought to the island. Approximately one pound of ravintsara plant goes into the production of each 5 mL bottle of essential oil. If you have a nagging suspicion that you’ve heard this name before - does ravensara ring a bell? – be aware that the two are not the same. Ravintsara and ravensara are two completely different trees which produce different oils with, you guessed it, different benefits. Although their names look and sound deceptively similar, ravintsara does not equal ravensara. Got it? Good!
Ravintsara essential oil can help soothe anxious feelings with its fresh, uplifting energy. Let’s first use it to fill the room with an organic aroma in this delightfully green diffuser blend: