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Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor Essential Oil

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Botanical Name

Cinnamonum Camphora 


Extraction Method

Steam distillation


Note Classification




Sharp, camphoraceous, woody undertone



Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, diuretic, expectorant, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge, vulnerary



Burns, colds, coughs, fever, infections, inflammation, insect repellent, muscular aches and pains, nervous tension, oily skin conditions, rheumatism, shock, sprains.



Lumps of camphor wood have been worn around the neck to offer protection.


Blends Well With

Citrus oils, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, spice oils


Herbal Miscellany

Camphor oil can be found on the market under three different colors or fractions. Brown and yellow camphor are considered to be more toxic because they contain a higher percentage of safrol, and should not be used for therapeutic uses.



Oil Specific: Avoid with homeopathics and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Avoid in cases of epilepsy.

General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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