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terra etica Bio Essential Oil Ravintsara from Madagascar, 10 ml

  • Brand: terra etica
  • Product Code: terraetica04
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13.95€ Ex Tax: 11.63€
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Get this strong anti-infective, antibacterial and antiviral organic Ravintsara essential oil from Madagascar in your home medicine cabinet!

It is ideal for fighting a wide range of infections.

Ravintsara oil strengthens immunity, has antimicrobial, antiallergic, and antiseptic effects. It has antirheumatic, antispasmodic, mucolytic, and stimulant therapeutic properties. It is expectorant, decongestant, and anti-catarrhal, which means it helps with angina, bronchitis, and sinusitis.

Antibacterial and antiviral, Ravensara oil can help protect your surfaces from harmful build-up between deep cleans. Add a few drops to a spray bottle filled with water, shake well, and spritz as needed onto hard surfaces in your kitchen and dining areas.

Traditional beliefs say that Ravintsara could also be used to remove the evil eye and stimulate the spirit in a positive way.

Ravintsara essential oil uses for hair include balancing scalp pH, controlling excess oil (sebum) production, treating and preventing dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, and strengthening hair at the roots.


Detailed product description

Natural, 100% pure, fair trade and organic Ravintsara essential oil of first class quality gently distilled with low pressure water steam from the leaves of the medicinal camphor directly by its grower in his own workshop on the north coast of Madagascar. Already 542 peasant families united in the Fanohana cooperative produce and export their quality products independently and do not sell them at low prices to local dealers. However, Fanohana is also exceptional in another respect - it is the first and so far the only organization in the world that grows organic and fair trade lychees. Lychees, pineapples and spices are the main crops of the Madagascar economy, and also the main products of the cooperative. Thanks to fair trade, they were able to build their own craft distillery, where they produce essential oils from clove, turmeric, Niaouli and Ravintsara.

High-quality Ravintsara bio essential oil from medicinal camphor, also called cinnamon camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) with chemotype 1,8-cineole (50-60%), sabinene (10-18%), alpha-terpineol (5-11%). An essential oil is such a mysterious world, the soul or essence of a plant. The spirit and power of camphor is known in aromatherapy for its antiviral and antimicrobial effects. Ravintsara essential oil is great for supporting a healthy respiratory and immune system, acts as a preventative and helps treat viral illnesses. It is said to have a specific effect on neurotropic viruses - herpes, shingles or smallpox. It should also relieve flu and colds, suppress coughs, relieve a stuffy nose and cheer up after an illness.
Ravintsara's fresh, spicy, eucalyptus-like fragrance cleans and refreshes the air, boosting immunity and a positive outlook on the world. Stimulates the mind, improves concentration, gives energy.

An adult camphor tree is an evergreen tree up to 40 m tall, whose wood, leaves and bark contain camphor essential oil, from which raw camphor is obtained. Traditionally, wood and roots of trees 50-60 years old, or leaves from younger trees are used. However, technical camphor, synthetically produced from turpentine oil from conifers, is more often used in industry. Camphor is mainly used in medicine and perfumery, and it is also modified for the production of vanilla and mint aromas.


The first organic and fair trade essential oils

Hereby we present the representative of probably the first series of essential oils in the world with organic farming certification, which are completely produced according to fair trade principles directly at the place of origin of the plants used. Cultivation and collection of aromatic and medicinal plants is based on ancestral tradition and is linked to knowledge, know-how and respect for the local ecosystem. Those who grow these plants, but tend to have a secondary role in the production process, are poorly valued, and the distillation itself is very rarely carried out by the growers.
However, "our" cooperative project Terra Etica of the French company Ethiquable creates fair trade projects with these producers with fair prices, long-term commitment and guarantee of origin. Among other things, this allows producers to improve their remuneration and reintroduce plant varieties that have already disappeared. It is this fair approach that has made it possible to build two new artisanal distilleries in Madagascar, offering employment, added value and higher qualifications to the indigenous population.

Chemical-free management - essential oils are created by the process of concentration of active substances. It is therefore very important that the input material is free of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides or pollutants deposited on the plant. Otherwise, even these substances harmful to the environment and our health can concentrate in the bottle.

Distillation of essential oils carried out at the heart of small producers' cooperatives is carried out by cold pressing or steam under low pressure, which allows to extract all the aromatic substances of the plant. It is then packed in France in colored bottles that limit the penetration of light and thus prevent oxidation that would reduce the quality of the oil.


Organic essential oil from the RCCE fair trade project

The Fanohana cooperative was established in 2009 on the initiative of 4 basic cooperatives active since the 1990s with the aim of improving living conditions by producing lychee, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, ginger and pineapple. Joint work and fair trade contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of members, support the transparent management of common goods and, thanks to education and support from the outside, strengthen the protection of the local environment. According to the motto of the organization "vokatra tsara mahaja vola", i.e. translated as "quality product, added value", some time ago the locals also started the production of organic quality essential oils in their own workshop.

Even earlier, however, the first events took shape on the east coast of the island, in which several cooperatives operating in the Atsinanana region took part together in the spirit of the fair trade movement. Subsequent educational workshops and reflection on experiences led in 2018 to the formal creation of the RCCE (Réseau des Coopératives du Commerce Équitable) union, which consists of 5 local cooperatives involved in fair trade in the Atsinanana and Analanjirofo regions on the east coast of Madagascar. Today, it has almost 1,700 members who are engaged in the production of spices, cane sugar, fruit, essential oils and the production of handicrafts.


What is an essential oil

With a bit of exaggeration, we can say that an essential oil is a liquid form of a plant. Essential or ethereal oils, or essential oils or olea aetherea, are oily mixtures of aromatic substances obtained from flowers, seeds, leaves and other parts of plants. Essential oils are strongly scented, volatile, water-insoluble substances that are formed by plants as part of secondary metabolism, for example to protect against herbivores or attract pollinators. These are therefore naturally occurring natural substances with many beneficial properties.

The name "essential oil" comes from the chemical technical term "Geist", which Thám's dictionary from 1788 translates into Czech as "spirit, power" in the sense of "volatile essence" ("spiritus"). In terms of word-formation, it is formed by the suffix -ice from the root of force and originated as a New Bohemian expression at the beginning of the 19th century.

Essential oils are especially used in aromatherapy, an old and long branch of alternative medicine for beauty and health that uses almost anything that smells good. Aromatherapy is based on the sense of smell, and it successfully uses fragrant essential oils to alleviate human discomfort.


An important chemotype

The plant can create essential oils of different composition, which therefore have different effects, uses and contraindications. The term chemotype tells what type of essential oil it is from a chemical point of view. So which substance or substances define it chemically, and what effects can we expect from the oil. It is determined by laboratory analysis and confirms the presence of a therapeutically significant molecule in the correct amount.
Based on the chemotype, we can easily determine the appropriate use of the essential oil and compare the essential oil with each other. This is also why we list the chemotype for our oils, as it is a sure guarantee of quality and real therapeutic effects. Not every essential oil is real, let alone high-quality.


Instructions for use:

Do not exceed the recommended daily dose of 0.10 ml = about 2 drops. Do not use for more than 14 days at a time.
Do not swallow pure essential oil, or pour it directly into drinks or drinking water. Not suitable during pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children under 6 years of age.
Do not use undiluted on skin and always protect eyes. Avoid sunlight after applying the diluted oil to the skin.
Internal use is not possible according to Czech legislation. According to the French one, where the product is certified and packaged, it is possible to apply a drop of essential oil to a piece of sugar, or mix it with a teaspoon of honey or vegetable oil.
It cannot be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Keep out of reach of children, light and heat.

  1. Inhalation – add to an aroma lamp, diffuser or inhalation stick or apply to a handkerchief and inhale.
  2. Bath – mix a few drops in vegetable oil, honey or milk and add to the bath.
  3. Massage – body oil is made by mixing essential oil into high-quality vegetable oil


Volume 10 ml
Teritory Madagaskar
Variety Cinnamomum camphora
Type of agriculture organic peasant agriculture
The extracted part of the plant      leaf
Chemotype 1,8-cineol, sabinén, alfa-terpinén
Method of extraction water vapor under low pressure
Supplement Facts
Expiration 8.3.2025

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