When it comes to these two essential oils, it can be very hard to determine the difference and can be somewhat confusing trying to figure out which is which. There is a misconception about Ravensara and Ravintsara being the same oil. It has also been said that Ravensara is the old name and Ravintsara is the newer fancier name. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
They both are part of the Lauraceae Family and are found in tropical and subtropical regions in Madagascar. There are over 2500 species in the Lauraceae family. A few essentials oils that are included in this family are Camphor, Cinnamon, Cassia, Bay Laurel, Ho Wood, Rosewood, and of course Ravensara and Ravintsara.
The proper name for Ravensara is Ravensara Aromatica and for Ravintsara it is Ravintsara Cinnamomum.
Ravintsara is steam distilled from the leaves of a camphor tree. While Ravensara is taken from the leaves of the Cryptocarya agathophylla plant.
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I personally have Ravintsara essential oil and I love it. I practically have used half the bottle already. I have used it to help fight with colds and allergies. But it can be used for so much more.
Both Ravensara and Ravintsara are great choices to add to your EO collection if you are thinking of expanding. If not, that’s ok too. Eucalyptus is like Ravintsara and Tea Tree is similar to Ravensara.
I hope this information has been helpful to you and has clarified a few things for you about the difference between these essential oils. 🙂