ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – Ravensara/Ravintsara

I wrote in an earlier post about an essential oil I picked up: Ravintsara (cinnamomum camphora). I couldn’t really get this oil out of my head so I have been doing some research. As usual there is plenty of misunderstandings between different oils, popular names, botanical names and the chemical properties. What continues to confuseContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – Ravensara/Ravintsara”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 3 – classification

Cinnamomum camphora Essential oils come from many different plants. They all have a Latin or botanical name.  It is extremely important that this is clearly stated on the label. Common names can be highly deceptive and confusing. Besides, the Latin name is global, so language makes no difference. The plants also belong to different familiesContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 3 – classification”