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Home Page > Essential Oil Profiles > Saro Essential Oil (Mandravasarotra) Essential Oil

Saro Essential Oil (Mandravasarotra Essential Oil)

Spearmint Oil

Botanical Name

Cinnamosma fragrans

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves

Color

Clear

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Top

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description

Camphorous yet uplifting and lemony/fruity.

Saro Oil Uses: Limited reliable information exists on Saro Oil. Its camphorous/expectorant quality makes this an oil likely to be helpful with respiratory issues including easing coughs, asthma and bronchitis. Emotionally, this oil is uplifting and may be helpful in diffuser blends for depression and anxiety.

Major Constituents

1,8 Cineole
B-Pinene
a-Pinene
Terpinen-4-ol
(+)-Limonene
a-Terpineol
Terpinyl acetate
Linalool

[Private Communication: Behra, 2003. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 421.]

Safety Information

Tisserand and Young indicate that due to its 1,8 cineole content, Saro Essential Oil may cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. They caution against using Saro Oil on or near the face of infants and children. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 421.]

Shelf Life

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