• Camphor White Essential Oil

Camphor White Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-C03
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Camphor essential oil has a sharp, pungent, camphoraceous, woody aroma. It can have a positive effect on colds and flu, respiratory problems and aches and pains.
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Camphor essential oil has long been used as an herbal preventative of infectious disease. The oil is extracted from the camphor tree which is native to Taiwan, China and Japan, and which can grow up to 35 meters (100 feet) tall. The active component is found in every part of the tree but the tree must be at least 50 years old before it can produce the oil. Camphor was a well known remedy against the plague in Persia (now Iran) and was also used in embalming. The Chinese used it to build ships and temples, because of the durable and aromatic properties of the wood, and in Victorian times a lump of Camphor was worn around the neck for protection.

Today, although this essential oil has some toxic effects, it can be used with great effect in aromatherapy vapor therapy to clear the lungs, dispel apathy and calm nervous depression. It can also have some distinct benefits for the skin when used with care, however it is not recommended for use in aromatherapy massage.

Camphor essential oil can be used in the treatment of acne, inflammation, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, sprains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, fever, flu and other infectious diseases. It is also used to repel insects such as flies and moths.

Camphor can be found in three different colours or fractions. Brown and yellow Camphor are considered to be more toxic because they contain a higher percentage of safrol, and these should not be used for therapeutic uses. White Camphor essential oil is safe to use with care. 

  • Species: Cinnamomum camphora
  • Plant family: Lauraceae
  • Origin: China
  • Note: Middle 
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Safety Note
Do not use if epileptic, pregnant, suffering with a fever, or on sensitive skin and with children under 2. 
White Camphor essential oil has antiseptic properties and is an effective insect repellant. Although only very small amounts of Camphor oil should be included in any topical formulation, it does have value in fighting inflammatory conditions and reducing redness, making it useful for treating acne, burns and sore chapped hands.
Camphor is a balancing essential oil that can help to sedate the nerves and uplift apathy.
Camphor essential oil is beneficial for colds and flu helping to clear the sinuses and respiratory system. It is also helpful for muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, arthritis etc.
Blends well with: 
Lemon, Lavender and Eucalyptus

Allergens Listing:

Limonene 25%, Linalool 0.5%.

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