Using essential oils as part of a healthy and clean lifestyle has been a part of cultures for thousands of years. Plant based medicine dates back to the earliest recorded writings. So why is it that many in our culture have abandoned these methods of a healthy lifestyle? Today, I am excited to share a powerhouse essential oil! Learn more about 10 raven essential oil benefits and uses with these 13 tips!
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Raven oil is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
What is in raven essential oil?
Essential oils are simply compounds extracted from plants. They are highly concentrated and have many uses. Specifically, raven essential oil is a blend of multiple powerhouse oils:
- Ravintsara (Found in the leaves and wood of the camphor tree native to Asia.)
- Eucalyptus Radiata
Raven oil offers a woodsy scent due to the ravintsara, coupled with the refreshing scent of cool mint.
Raven Essential Oil Benefits
There are many benefits of raven essential oil. Here is a quick list of raven oil benefits:
- Respiratory Care
- Chest Rub
- Immune System Boost
- Exercise Enhancement
- Comfort & Relaxation
- Tension Relief
- Muscle Massage
- Freshen Musty Rooms
- Create a Cozy Aroma
- Bath Soak
Raven Essential Oil Uses
Raven essential oil has many uses that go beyond simply diffusing! Let’s dive into the various ways you can use raven oil.
Raven Oil for Respiratory Care
Perhaps the most common use for raven oil is for respiratory care. Consider raven oil your new go-to chest rub. You can swap out store bought chest rubs for this oil.
For those who are new to oils, I find that there is some hesitancy to people trusting that they work. As I learn more and more about plant based health, I’ve found that many of the products that people trust to “work,” are actually comprised of essential oils!
However, many Americans purchase products based on packaging, reviews, and claims to fame, rather than understanding the ingredients.
Here is a great example of this. Vicks Vapor Rub is perhaps one of the most common chest rubs on the market. It is highly trusted and a common household name. But do you know what the ingredients are?
- Vicks Vapor Rub Ingredients:
- active ingredients
- camphor (i.e. ravintsara)
- eucalyptus oil
- inactive ingredients
- cedarleaf oil
- nutmeg oil
- turpentine oil
- active ingredients
- Raven Oil Ingredients:
- Ravintsara (Found in the camphor tree)
- Eucalyptus Radiata
In other words, the active ingredients in Vicks are the same as the oil blend of Raven Oil. They simply add petroleum jelly (and other inactive ingredients) to it and bottle it up!
As I slowly ditch and switch to clean products, I’ll be swapping out old chest rubs for this recipe.
Raven Oil Chest Rub Recipe
Some oils need to be diluted or used with a carrier oil due to their high concentration. To use raven oil as a chest rub, follow this simple recipe:
- Dilute Raven with Young Living V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex (a massage oil) or fractionated coconut oil and massage it onto your chest and neck.
- Ratio: 1 drop raven to 1 drop of chosen carrier oil
- Use as you would other chest rubs for respiratory care. It creates a cooling sensation and refreshing breathing experience.
Additionally, you can put a few drops into your bath soak, or diffuse in the shower on a washcloth, for an invigorating experience in the mornings.
Raven Oil for Immune System Boost
Additionally, raven oil is a known oil to give an immune system boost. There are a variety of oils that build the immune system. Here a list of common oils, though not all inclusive:
What is the difference between RC and Raven essential oils?
Since both raven and RC oils are a blend (rather than something like Lemon, which has one plant extract) here is the main difference between RC and raven essential oils.
RC is a blend of cypress, spruce, and three types of eucalyptus oils known for their respiratory effects. Raven focuses on ravintsara and wintergreen oil, while also including eucalyptus.
Raven Oil Immune Boost Diffusing Blend
To use raven oil as an immune boost, try this diffuser blend.
- 2-3 drops raven oil
- 2-3 drops RC
- 2-3 drops thieves
Or, you can use it on it’s own: diffuse 8–20 drops during cold and flue season up to 30 minutes, 3 times daily.
- It can also be applied topically. Be sure to test for skin irritation first. You can apply one drop to your fingertip of each oil and rub onto collarbones. Dilute with 1:1 carrier oil.
- Apply 1–3 drops to the bottoms of your feet at bedtime.
Raven Oil for Exercise
Since raven oil benefits respiration, you can also use it as part of your exercise routine. Diffuse 8-20 drops while exercising to promote deeper and clearer breathing.
Wintergreen, one of the main ingredients in raven oil, is also known for soothing sore muscles. Use raven oil as a muscle massage by diluting it 1:1 drop ratio with carrier oil.
You can make your own roller bottle using these bottles for easy application.
Raven Oil for a Fresh Home
Another, more unconventional use, is to create a room spray with raven oil. This simple combination will help freshen up a musty room. Think about closets with stinky sneakers, garage odors, basements, or other stuffy areas of the home.
Raven Oil Room Spray
- Grab a spray bottle. I prefer these glass bottles.
- Mix together 1 cup water, ½ cup witch hazel, 10 drops Raven, and 5 drops Tea Tree oil.
- Spritz solution wherever you have a musty room!
Raven Oil Cozy Home Blend
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a way to cozy up your home, try this simple diffuser blend.
- 3 drops raven
- 2 drops frankincense
- 2 drops lavender
- 2 drops thieves
Diffuse this mixture, grab a cozy blanket and a cup of something hot and enjoy the comforting aromas.
Raven Oil for Comfort and Tension Relief
Lastly, let’s chat about the various ways you can use raven oil for comfort, relaxation and tension relief.
We already discussed using raven oil as a massage oil for sore muscles, however it can also be used for things like tension headaches.
First, remember that raven oil should be diluted when applying directly to the skin. You can apply diluted raven oil to the temples, back of the neck and T4 zone of the spine. This helps relieve headaches and muscle tension.
Additionally, you can use raven oil for relaxation and comfort. Diffuse raven oil at bedtime for a calming effect. Or, create your own bath soak with this recipe.
Raven Oil Bath Soak Recipe
Mix together, then add to your running bath:
- 1/2 cup of epsom salts
- 5 drops raven oil
Where to Buy Raven Oil
As you can see, there are so many uses and benefits for raven oil! It is a great oil to have on hand in your clean living arsenal. To purchase raven oil (and any of the essential oils mentioned in the recipes above):
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