e3’s Saro Essential Oil Purifies and Uplifts
Latin name: Cinnamosma fragrans
Country of origin: Madagascar
Part of the plant: Leaves
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: 1,8-cineole, pinene, terpinen 4-ol, limonene, terpinyl acetate, linalol
Properties: Immune support, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, uplifting and refreshing.
Aroma: Saro has a crisp, refreshing aroma, slightly medicinal like Tea Tree or Ravintsara but with a hint of citrus.
Scent Note: Top Middle
Combines well with: Tea Tree, Ravinsara, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary
Saro, a native to Madagascar, is known to the locals as “Mandravasarotra.” This translates to “which keeps bad things away!” showing that Saro has long been known for its beneficial germ-busting properties that are highly anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. This makes Saro essential oil an excellent alternative to Eucalyptus or Tea Tree as it shares the same benefits but with what many find to be a lighter, more pleasant scent. And although this name sounds like sorrow, it’s actually a happy, uplifting scent that can brighten your mood.
What e3’s customers say:
I love Saro because it’s such a beautifully medicinal essential oil, yet with a softness that other similar medicinals don’t have. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine standpoint, Saro is great lung support and is used regularly in our household by both my husband and myself for its respiratory/lung action and its assistance with nasal allergies! – Celia
Benefits & Uses
Physical uses: Colds, flu, infections, immune support, helps ease congestion, headache, ease muscle aches, use for keeping air fresh and clear
Skin care uses: Minor skin infections, small wounds, soothes common skin irritations
Psychological uses: Mild depression, stress, anxiety, refreshing & uplifting
Subtle uses: Promotes creativity & calm environment
Notes: Do not use Saro on or near the face of children or infants
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Essential 3 offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
How You Can Use Saro Essential Oil
After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of Saro essential oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion, or body oil directly to damp skin.
Bath: Mix 4-8 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. (You can also add the essential oil to 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream.) Set aside. If you have muscle aches, add 1-2 cups Epsom or Dead sea salts. Fill the tub with warm water and immerse yourself. Add the essential oil mixture and swirl the water around you. Massage your skin and breathe in the aroma. Remain in the tub for 10-15 minutes.
Bath, Foot: Mix 1-3 drops of essential oil in 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. Set aside. Fill a tub (deep enough to cover your feet and ankles) with warm water. Add the essential oil mixture, stir well, and immerse your feet for 10-15 minutes. Breathe in the aroma and massage your feet.
Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of Saro essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion. Apply to your upper chest and upper back.
Diffusion: Follow the diffuser manufacturer’s instructions to fill the air with a therapeutic aroma.
Easy alternatives when you don’t have a diffuser:
Place 2-4 drops of essential oil on several cotton balls or tissues; place nearby or tuck into the grate of fan or air vent in your home or car.
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Room Mist: Mix 30-60 drops of Saro essential oil in 4 ounces of water in a mister bottle. Shake well before each use and avoid getting the mist into the eyes.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
E3 Blends Containing Saro Essential Oil
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The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)