Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Main Constituents: 1,8-Cineole: 38.5%
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled and Vacuum Rectified
Part of Plant: Wood
Description & Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid, thin consistency
Aromatic Summary: Camphor has a fragrant, earthy, herbal and spicy scent.
Storage: Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container
Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Caution: Overdosing can cause convulsions and vomiting. People who are pregnant, and suffering from epilepsy and/or asthma should not use it. In large quantities, this essential oil may be toxic.
Usage: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, counter-irritant, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, rubefacient, vermifuge. Camphor Oil is typically used in aromatherapy and can relieve chest congestion. Used topically can be used to soothe inflammation, insect bites, rashes, and muscular aches and pains. Medicinally, is an effective stimulant for improper circulation, digestion, sluggish or hypermetabolic rates, anxiety, spasms, and obstructed secretions.
Blends well with: Basil, Cajeput, Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa, and Rosemary.
Camphor essential oils are extracted by steam distillation, then rectified from the wood, roots, and branches of the Camphor tree. In China and Japan, Cinnamomum camphora must be at least 50 years old to produce oil, and can often grow as old as a thousand years. The wood’s durability and aromatic properties allow it to be also used for the construction of temples and ship-building.