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Camphor, white

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General Properties of Camphor Essential Oil

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • balancing
  • carminative
  • diuretic
  • stimulant
  • rubefacient

Origin: China. Steam distilled from the wood of the tree. Top note.

Description of Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor essential oil comes from a tree. The essential oil is steam distilled from the wood, creating a colorless oil. Some of the countries that produce Camphor essential oil include Borneo, Sumatra, China and Japan. Camphor essential oil has traditionally been used as an insect repellant (flies and moths), as well as being utilized in detergents, soaps, disinfectants and room sprays.

Camphor essential oil blends well with Frankincense essential oil, Ylang ylang essential oil, Orange essential oil and Mandarin essential oil.

Specific Cautions for Camphor Essential Oil

Use with care. Avoid during pregnancy. Epileptics and asthmatics, as well as people with fever, should avoid camphor. Overdoses can cause convulsions and vomiting. Do not use in aromatherapy masasage.

References about Camphor Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications for Camphor Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.