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Saro Essential Oil

Saro Essential Oil

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Product Details

Botanical Name:

Cinnamosma fragrans

Country of Origin:


Extraction Method:

Steam Distilled

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Strength of Aroma:


Aromatic Scent:

Similar to medicinal oils such as Tea Tree with a hint of citrus

Blends Well With:

Basil, Frankincense, Ginger Root CO2, Lavender, Lemon, Niaouli, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Spearmint, and Tea Tree.




Do not apply to or near the face of infants or young children.

Product Brochure:

Saro Essential Oil Product Sheet

Saro is a small aromatic evergreen tree that originates from the Northwestern coast of Madagascar. Saro is often found in tropophyte forests, close to the water or in rocky, shady areas. Light yellow in color, Saro Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Saro tree during the rainy season. Although the aroma of Saro is similar to other medicinal oils such as Tea Tree, it gives off a citrus hint giving this oil a light and invigorating scent.

Due to its high content of 1,8-cineole, Saro is a perfect solution to ward off germs found in everyday life and is useful for healing purposes. Saro's local name is "Mandravasarotra," which translates to "which keeps bad things away." In line with this translation, the oil is still used today to boost immunities by keeping germs at bay. Saro can also be used for irritation or tenderness when blended with other oils to be used for a variety of common ailments such as irritated skin or muscle soreness caused from every day use.

This all around versatile oil is excellent for a variety of purposes that are helpful to the mind, body, and soul. The medium to strong scent will not only invigorate the senses, but uplift and revitalize the soul, helping to stave off worry and feeling down. It can be used to support respiratory health when being diffused or inhaled.

For respiratory health support, use Saro to create a steam facial bath, a respiratory blend, or diffuse into the air. Add one drop of Saro to hot water (not boiling) in a bowl; drape a towel over the head, close your eyes, relax, and breathe in for a few minutes. A respiratory blend can also be made by combining two drops of Saro with two drops of Lavender and two teaspoons of a carrier oil; apply to the chest, neck, or back area to relieve respiratory tightness.

It can also be used in the diffuser to help with breathing while suffering from respiratory concerns. Diffusing it throughout the day can also be invigorating to the senses that can reduce worry and feeling down.

The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

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5.0 5  Use for Nighttime Congestion

I have started putting this oil in my bedroom diffuser at night along with eucalyptus. It helps lessen the nighttime congestion I normally suffer from in the springtime.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  Cough is *almost* Gone!

There was this lingering cough and cold, part of it is due to seasonal allergies, that just won't go away. The past few nights, I've religiously applied Saro on my feet, chest and back a couple of times till I go to bed. I've felt improvement, like the cough has loosened up its grip! It's also worth to mention that smelling my hand before applying it on my body has immediate effect on clearing the sinuses! This EO works!

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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I purchased this oil because of the rave reviews for respiratory health! Went to Florida in early January for a 5 day getaway and caught a terrible chest cold on the plane from recirculated air. Many people at the airport were sick with colds. Two days after being in Florida I came down with this chest cold. It then developed into asthma and the lung inflammation stayed with me for about 6 weeks. Thanks to Plant Therapy's Eucalyptus it helped me use my rescue inhaler less frequently. I used it topically with a carrier oil and it smells great!

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  Pollen season relief

Great to infuse, blended with a couple drops of eucalyptus eo when seasonal allergy is causing congestion; smells wonderful.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0 5  Respiratory Relief

I had a bad upper respiratory infection this winter. I was stuck in bed for about a week. I was running a low grade fever off and on almost daily, coughing, congested, blowing my nose ( between the coughing up phlegm & blowing my nose, I went through 3 boxes of tissue) & sinus pressure. The last 3 days I started steam inhalation. I mixed Saro, Lavender and Melaluacua in my sink filled with hot water, draped a towel over my head and took deep breaths in through my nose and mouth. I also mixed a few drops of those 3 oils with healing balm to rub onto my chest and throat.

recommend  Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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