Cinnamomum camphora var. linalool--distilled from wood, bark, leaves and twigs. Also known as White Camphor. Has a bright, warm, penetrating, slightly woody aroma. It’s almost like a natural blend between cinnamon, tea tree and lemongrass oil. Mainly used in the fragrance industry as a substitute for Rosewood. Camphor oil is extracted by steam from the chipped wood, root stumps and branches. It is then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed. White camphor oil is the first distillation fraction. Most Ho Wood oil is "rectified" to remove undesirable components. This is not necessarily a bad thing and does not affect the properties. You might want to do a search for more information and check on your sources before buying.
Ravintsara essential oil, also called ho leaf oil, is not the same as ravensara or ho wood. Ravintsara essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves only. It's scent is smoother and contains practically no camphor notes at all. It is used to treat wounds, bacterial infections, arthritis, inflammation, pain, headaches, insomnia, congestion, respiratory troubles, allergies, sore muscles, muscle cramps, colds, flu and depression.
CHARACTER: "Calm Embrace" Defensive , Peaceful, warm
GEMS: Botswana Agate, Wood Agate, Mookaite, Amethyst, Ametrine, Blue Tourmaline
PERFUME NOTE: Middle to Top
ENERGY TYPE: 2,4
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Relaxing, Calming, Gratitude, Acceptance, help manifest visions into realities.
USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Anxiety, Nervous tension, Depression, stress, trauma, insomnia
USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Skin issues (irritated, itching)* measles, asthma, hiccups, nausea
PROPERTIES: Analgesic, antidepressant, sedative, Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cardiac, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide, stimulant and vulnerary, muscle relaxant, anti-convulsant, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, cellular regeneration, immune stimulant, nervine
PERSONALITY: (Ho Wood and Ravintsara have slightly different personalities. Ravitnsara is more laid back and peaceful, the introvert.)
+Love language is very much physical touch.
+They have a special gift of courage to help face change and leap into the unknown.
+They make good counselors and coaches because they become aware and realize the nature of problems.
+Ethical, compassionate and dedicated to their causes--tend always be supporting a cause.
+Loves being out in nature and will find a way to experience the outdoors on a regular basis.
BLENDS: Dragon Quest, Into the Woods, Moss Agate
ARCHETYPES: PHILOSOPHER, MYSTIC, SEEKER, COUNSELOR, ADVOCATE, ALCHEMIST, DEFENDER, PROTECTOR, VISONARY
Blends Well With: Basil, cajeput, chamomile, lavender, sandalwood, ylang ylang Cedarwood, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme
*Safety Data: Generally considered safe, may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Do not use on broken skin.
The main chemical components depend on the part distilled and may include: Linalol, Cineol, Camphor, Borneol, Camphene, Menthol, Borneol, Pinene, and Dipentene.