Can't Stop Raving About Ravensara Essential Oil's Uses and Benefits 

Ravensara Essential Oil

Feel the need for some healing? Well, look no further. Did you know that Ravensara Essential Oil is considered by the people of Madagascar as “the oil that heals?” Don’t worry, I didn’t either!


Ravensara Essential Oil comes from the Madagascan C. Camphora, which originated from (surprise, surprise) Madagascar in the middle of the nineteenth century. Ravensara Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant through steam distillation. 


It has a fresh and clean scent and has a low camphor content. Ravensara blends well with Chamomile, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Wintergreen.

Ravensara Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Ravensara Steam Inhalation

Ravensara Essential Oil is helpful during times of seasonal illness as it works great as an analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, disinfectant, expectorant, relaxant, and tonic substance. To get the most out of these properties, use this recipe for steam inhalation!

Steam Inhalation:

In a 5 ml amber glass bottle add the following:
15 drops Ravensara Essential Oil
20 drops Cajeput Essential Oil
15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

Add all the essential oils in an amber glass bottle. Give it a good shake to mix them together. To use, fill a bowl with steaming hot water. Add 1-2 drops of oil mixture to the bowl, covering your head and bowl with a towel to keep the steam in. Inhale through your nose, with your eyes closed. Breathe in the vapors for several minutes.

Ravensara Essential Oil helps with occasional skin eruptions on the lips. For lip care, you can add one drop of Ravensara Essential Oil to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and apply to an eruption on the lip.

Ravensara Essential Oil can also be very calming. To relax and rejuvenate, follow our easy homemade bath salts recipe.

Homemade Ravensara Bath Salts

Ravensara Bath Salts
4 drops Ravensara Essential Oil
1 drop of Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
1 tablespoon of Jojoba Oil
1/2 cup Epsom Salts

Mix ingredients together and add to full bath for 15-30 minutes to relax and rejuvenate.

Learn more about this recipe here

Easy DIY Ravensara Breathe Inhaler 

Easy DIY Ravensara Breathe Inhaler

Usually, when we get the sniffles, we run to essential oils like peppermint and spearmint. Ravensara is a great alternative if you find those oils too strong for your liking. 

To make this easy inhaler recipe, all you need are: 

  • 15 drops Ravensara Essential Oil 
  • Inhaler 

First thing you need to do is open your inhaler and add 15 drops of Ravensara Essential oil to the cotton insert. 

Read more about it here

Vapor Chest Roll On

Vapor Chest Roll On

Flu season is still lingering around and having a congested chest is the worst. Ravensara essential oil is relaxing and helps soothe stuffy noses as well. 

To make this roll on recipe, you will need: 

  • 8 drops Ravensara Essential Oil 
  • 4 drops Lemon Essential Oil 
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • Roller Bottle 

First, you need to add 8 drops of Ravensara essential oil followed by 4 drops of Lemon essential oil to your roller bottle. Top it off with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Close the bottle and give it a good shake to mix them together. 

Shower Disk Pick-Me-Up

Shower Pick-Me-Up Disk

Taking a shower when you're having the flu is the last thing on everyone's minds. This pick-me-up disk helps release that clog on your nose during those sick days. It smells great and everything you need to make it can be found in your pantry. 

All you need: 

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (Use ⅓ cup Citric Acid to make your shower melts fizz!) 
  • 2.5 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon Menthol Crystals
  • 50 drops Ravensara Essential Oil
  • 25 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Defender Essential Oil Blend
  • Cupcake pan and liners *

First, you need to mix the dry ingredients in a bowl or any small container you have. Next, in a double boiler, put the fractionated coconut oil and menthol crystals. Let the crystals melt but do not let it simmer. Take it off the heat and let it cool for a bit. Add the essential oils and stir. Add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients. Put a pinch of menthol crystals on a tablespoon scoop then add the shower melt into it. Firmly tap to pack them in. Tip it over and gently tap on the back side of the tablespoon to release. Let them dry overnight with a towel covering them.

This post explains the how-to of this recipe better! 

And there you have it! From relaxation to relieving sores and colds, Ravensara Essential Oil really is the “oil that heals!”


Safety: May be used on children 10 years and older. Potentially carcinogenic. Recommended maximum dilution of 0.5% for topical applications.

Katie Veldkamp
Katie Veldkamp

3 Part Video Series

Submit your email below to get FREE access to 5 Minute Marketing Makeover