Camphor, White Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora (China)
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Source: root stumps, branches, flowers, and chipped wood
Strength of Aroma: strong and some find it pungent while many others enjoy its clean, menthol-like aroma.
Aromatic Scent: Menthol-like aroma
Blends Well With: rosemary, chamomile, cajeput, lavender, sweet basil and eucalyptus oil.
Cautions: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not use on children.
Camphor essential oil comes in four different grades. White, yellow, blue and brown but only white camphor is used for medicinal and aromatherapy purposes.
Health Benefits of Camphor Essential Oil – The essential oil of camphor is one of the necessary oils for health. Among the health benefits that have been commonly used are as an antiseptic, stimulant, antispasmodic, anesthetic, decongestants, anti-inflammatory, disinfectants, insecticides, and useful for tranquilizers.
- In aromatherapy, camphor is used to relieve congestion and respiratory issues by clearing out the lungs. It is used for colds, bronchitis and even pneumonia. White camphor oil is found as an ingredient in Vick’s Vapor Rub.
- Camphor oil also has a number of other medicinal uses in aromatherapy including pain relief, boosting immunity, easing spasms and improving circulation.
- Camphor essential oil can also be used topically . It is used to soothe inflammation, rashes, irritation and muscular pains and aches. It contains antifungal and anti-bacterial properties that can protect against and treat infection.
- Camphor oil has an intense, clean scent which works well as insect repellent. It can be used to keep mosquitoes and other nasty invaders at bay and is often used as an ingredient in mothballs.