Camphor Essential Oil – Cinnamomum camphora(l)nees – a bark oil, native to Japan and Borneo but is found now growing in many countries with sub-tropical climates.
A mild decongestant and often blended with Tea tree or Eucalyptus as an expectorant.
Many massage therapists use camphor oil in their massage oils to create a cool feeling and to assist in reducing some muscular discomfort.
Camphor oil has been used for many hundreds of years in households to help keep away lice, moths and insects from wardrobes and drawers where they attack natural fibres like cotton and wool leaving holes in clothing. Also as a skin natural disinfectant and germicide though use the oil sparingly.
Blends well with Lavender, Basil and Rosemary and added to Eucalyptus, makes an effective decongestant or vaporiser.
Camphor oil is best kept out of the reach of children in a cool area below 30°. Seek advice if pregnant and do not ingest.
Major plant chemical compounds: borneol, camphene, camphor, safrole, pinene, alcohol