Camphor, White (Cinnamomum camphora)

Helps Promote
Sense of calmness and well-being. Uplifted apathy, sedated nerves

Helps Relieve
pression, respiratory problems, oily skin, : muscular pains, insect bites

Cinnamomum camphora
Ingredients: Pure camphor oil
Aroma:  Penetrating, medicinal
Benefits:  Purifying, energizing, invigorating
Mixes Well With: Cinnamon oil, frankincense oil, or rosemary oil
Extraction Method: Fractional distillation of crude decamphorized oil
Physical Characteristics:
Specific Gravity: .0860-0.890
Refractive Index: 1.456-1.480

Camphor is a large, fragrant evergreen tree native to many countries in the Far East, including China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. Its potent, medicinal aroma has been, and still is, revered in many cultures as a fragrance, an herbal remedy, and an insect deterrent. Its fragrance is so distinct that an entire scent classification is named after it – camphoraceous. Camphor was used for a variety of medicinal purposes in ancient times. During the epidemic of the Black Plague of the Middle Ages camphor was used as a fumigant. In India, camphor is valued as incense for religious ceremonies since the fumes aren’t irritating to the eyes, as many other aromatics are. As an essential oil for aromatherapy, camphor has a penetrating, medicinal aroma that’s purifying, energizing, and invigorating.