Saro Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on August 27, 2012

Saro essential oilThe Republic of Madagascar is a series of islands off the southeastern coast of Africa. The islands are rich with animal and plant life. Many plants in Madagascar are found nowhere else in the world.

Cinnamosma fragrans, commonly known as Saro, is one of the healing plants native only to the island nation of Madagascar.

Saro essential oil, along with Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole) essential oil, is harvested from the wild, and distilled in Madagascar.

I suggest using Saro essential oil to prevent a cold or flu from settling in, or to reduce the symptoms once you’re already sick. Try adding 6 drops of Saro and 6 drops of Ravintsara to a blank inhaler and using it every few hours to support your immune system when you’re just starting to get sick.

You can also add 10 drops total of these two essential oils to an ounce (28 gm) of unscented lotion, and apply some to your chest, back and feet. This can help clear your head and reduce coughing.

When creating a “medicine chest” of essential oils particularly effective in soothing cold and flu symptoms and complications, I thoroughly recommend including Saro essential oil.

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LMNixon October 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

I’ve just added Saro to my collection. Can you tell me what you might sub for Ravintsara? I have Eucalyptus, Niaouli, & Helichrysum. Thank you.


Andrea Butje October 10, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Eucalyptus would be a great substitute for Ravintsara in the above inhaler blend 🙂


Tracy April 26, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Is there a source you recommend for saro? I’m not finding this oil readily available. Thanks!


Andrea Butje April 27, 2016 at 9:03 am

Hi Tracy! I get mine from Aromatics International:


Mary June 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I will have to obtain this oil. I’m always interested in trying something I haven’t seen before.


Mary Ellen Dorey January 8, 2013 at 2:03 am

I love saro! I use it in a Immune Boosting blend daily and in my line. I love the aroma and agree with your assessment of its body supportive qualities.


Belina August 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I will ensure I add saro and ravintsasa essential oils to my medicine chest.


Andrea Butje August 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

That is great Belina! 🙂


Karen Williams August 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I do love Saro! It really helps clear the head and is uplifting! Great information.


Andrea Butje August 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Thanks karen! Your saro and ravintsara at Aromatics International is fantastic!


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