Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The camphor tree can grow up to 35 meters (100 feet) and camphor is found in every part of the tree. Camphor Essential Oil is extracted by steam from the chipped wood, root stumps and branches. It is then rectified under vacuum and filter-pressed. White camphor oil is the first distillation fraction.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Camphor Essential Oil has a strong, penetrating, fragrant odor.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Basil, Cajeput, Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa, and Rosemary.
Uses: The chemical constituents of essential oils such as Camphor Oil attribute it with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, insecticide, and laxative properties. Camphor oil has been used in the treatment of nervous depression, acne, inflammation, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, sprains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, fever, flu and infectious diseases. It is a well-known repellent of moths and other insects, and is an ingredient in moth balls.