Katrafay Essential Oil (Cedrelopsis grevei)


Katrafay may also be referred to as White Mahogany. It is typically processed in Madagascar using steam distilled bark as a method for extracting oil from the bark.


Katrafay is a shrub that comes from Madagascar and historically was used to relieve pain from arthritis and rheumatism. Since it has an anit-inflammatory property, it is also used for pain relief for muscles, joints, tendons, and other pain-related challenges.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description: Has a sharp green, moss scent. Definitely a fresh green grassy slight cucumber scent
  • Common Name(s): White Mahogany
  • Synonyms(s) for Cedrelopsis grevei: Cedrelopsis grevei, Katafa crassisepalum

  • Botanical Family: Rutaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Cedrelopsis
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Consistency: Medium
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Clean scent, dry, woody, earthy, crisp and fresh and mosslike
  • Color: Light yellow
  • Countries of Production: Madagascar
  • Indigenous Country: Madagascar
  • Processing Methods: Steam Distilled Bark
  • Part Typically Used: Bark
  • Storage: Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dark glass bottle, tightly capped, in a cool place.
  • Shelf Life: Up to 3 years
  • Conservation Status:  [LC] Least Concern
    IUCN Red List category abbreviations (version 3.1, 2001)
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Allergy Appetite Stimulation Arthritis Back Pain Headache Muscular Inflammation Rheumatism Tendonitis

Benefits of Katrafay:

Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antihistamine, Decongestant, Skin tonic

Therapeutic Benefits of Katrafay:


Cautions & Safety

Avoid Katrafay if:

Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.

Do not:

Do not use if you are pregnant of breastfeeding or with children under the age of 6.