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Saro Essential Oil

Bottle Depicting the Typical Color of Saro Essential Oil

Saro Essential Oil is also known as Mandravasarotra Essential Oil.

Saro Essential Oil is a lesser known, but affordable essential oil. It contains approximately 40-50% oxides (primarily in the form of 1,8 cineole), 20-35% monoterpenes and 10-20% monoterpenols. It is a very useful oil to work with for coughs, colds, headaches, respiratory complaints and to ease muscular aches and pains.

Emotionally, Saro Essential Oil is uplifting and stimulating. It may be helpful in blends intended to assist with depression and anxiety.

Botanical Name

Cinnamosma fragrans

Plant Family


Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used



Clear to Pale Yellow



Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium - Strong

Aromatic Description

Saro Essential Oil smells camphorous and is with a slight lemony/fruity note.

Saro Essential Oil Uses

  • Respiratory Support
  • Soothing Allergies
  • Mucus
  • Congestion
  • Sore Throats
  • Coughs
  • Bronchitis
  • Coughs
  • Colds
  • Influenza
  • Sinusitis
  • Inflammation
  • Natural Cleaning Blends
  • Relaxation
  • Catarrh
  • Muscular Pain
  • Muscular Injury
  • Cellulite
  • Wounds
  • Abscesses
  • Physical Exhaustion

Sources: Andrea Butje, The Heart of Aromatherapy (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2017), 110. Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 621.

Major Constituents

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

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

Saro Essential Oil 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.]

General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

Shelf Life

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