Benefits of white camphor essential oil include its ability to flight inflammation and reduce acne. It is also used to cure edema, and help with bronchial conditions. Many believe it is effective against depression and muscle aches and pains. It is a stimulant and also a laxative.
Instructions for Use
Cold compresses are effective for bruises and sprains.
Small amounts of camphor oil in creams reduces inflammation, and is good for acne, chapped hands and burns.
History and Additional Information
Camphor is found in the wood of several trees, most notably the camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), which is a large evergreen tree indiginous to parts of Asia (Sumatra, Borneo and Taiwan), also Dryobalanops aromatica, from Borneo, Ocotea usambarensis, a tree of the laurel family.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Camphora
- Other Names: Camphor laurel, Camphor tree, Camphorwood
- Family: Lauraceae
- Part of Plant Used: wood
- Place of Origin: China, Sri Lanka, India
- Odor/Fragrance: woody nuances, sharp, camphor
- Color: Colorless to pale yellow
- Aroma Strength: strong
- Consistency: thin
- Note: middle
Blending Suggestions: lemon, grapefruit, lime, lavender, rosemary, and spiced oils
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: Camphor is an extremely powerful oil and be used only under a professionals care. It should not be used in aromatherapy as it is a neurotoxin and a convulsant, which can also cause vomiting.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value per ounce: NOW Foods
This brand is less expensive per ounce, but still offers a great value.