Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Country of Origin: China
Parts Used: Wood
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Aroma Strength: Strong
Scent: strong and medicinal scent
CAMPHOR is often used as an insect repellent, especially against flies and moths. It is a decongestant and so is helpful in relieving congestion. It is an anti-inflammatory and also provides relief from cramps and muscle spasms. Its antiseptic properties are often used against skin infections in the form of creams and lotions.
Quick Tip #1: Add 2 -3 drops of Camphor to a diffuser to use as a decongestant. This can also be added to a hot bath and soak for at least 10 minutes.
Quick Tip #2: Soak a cloth in some Camphor oil and place outside where the flies or other bugs are being an annoyance. The aroma should keep the bugs away.
- Avoid the use of Camphor if you are pregnant
- Never ingest Camphor essential oil. It is known to cause liver damage when taken internally
- Camphor oil should not be used on children, people with asthma, or those with epilepsy