How to use doTERRA Ravintsara Essential Oil

Diffusing ravintsara oil

Ravintsara is one of the key ingredients in the doTERRA Breathe respiratory blend. Its invigorating and cleansing properties make it a powerful essential oil to help you stay strong and healthy all season.

Primary Benefits

  • Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
  • Promotes a restful nights sleep
  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats


  • Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.
  • Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.
  • Diffuse at bedtime for a restful environment.


Ravintsara (also known as Cinnamomum camphora) is native to China south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, southern Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. It grows up to 66–98 ft tall. In Japan, where the tree is called kusunoki, trees are known to grow on average a trunk circumference of about 66 ft.

Ravintsara black berry

The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed. In spring, it produces bright green foliage with masses of small white flowers. It produces clusters of black, berry-like fruit. Its pale bark is very rough and fissured vertically.

Ravintsara Infographic

Ravintsara in doTERRA Breathe blend

Due to the limited supply of Ravensara essential oil, dōTERRRA has begun to include Ravintsara essential oil also in the dōTERRA Breathe blend. This does not change the benefits of this essential oil blend.

This makes it a potent addition to the dōTERRA Breathe Blend. With this change, dōTERRA Breathe continues to be the powerful essential oil blend you have come to know and love.


The aroma of the Ravintsara essential oil can be described as a combination of camphor and eucalyptus, but greener – both uplifting and energizing. It contains the chemical constituent Eucalyptol, which gives it similar properties to Eucalyptus oil. It is ideal for promoting feelings of clear breathing and open airways.

Ravintsara and Ravensara are different species and they do differ somewhat chemically. While Ravintsara and Ravensara both contain 1,8-cineole, a compound good for respiratory support, its level in Ravintsara is higher.

doTERRA Ravensara and Ravintsara

Oils that Blend well with Ravintsara

There are lots of essential oils that blend well with Ravintsara because of its invigorating and cleansing properties. Here are a few of our favorites.

Create your own favorite blends by combing Ravintsara essential oil with essential oils like:

For a relaxing and rejuvenating nights rest, try the Peaceful Night diffuser blend. Use your favorite diffuser and follow the blend instructions below.

Ravintsara Diffuser Recipe

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