Slowing down and breathing deeply can be difficult when life moves fast. It has long been understood by physicians and therapists that taking a deep breath can inspire tranquility and stillness.
Camphor essential oil encourages full breathing through its clean, bright aroma. Perhaps not surprisingly, Camphor is a primary ingredient in many commercial cough, cold and congestion products, including salves and vapor rubs.
The penetrating, medicinal aroma of Camphor is associated with chest rubs and balms for muscles and joints. It is often blended into balms, massage oils and crèmes to soothe the bodies of athletes. Camphor essential oil produces either a warming or cooling feeling. Camphor may also be used to repel flying insects or to refresh a musty linen closet.
The trees produce an abundance of branches and small clusters of white flowers and bright red berries. Highly recommended for aromatherapy, our white Camphor essential oil is rectified for safety. Brown and yellow camphor oil are crude and toxic and should be avoided, even externally.
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Chemotype / Variety: White
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Wood
Synonym: White Camphor
Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, and other camphoraceous aromas
Aroma: Peppery, medicinal, leafy, and fresh
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
LINIMENT: Add the following to a 2 ounce bottle: 10 drops of Camphor, 3 drops of Peppermint, 2 drops of Frankincense and 5 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Avocado oil. Shake well and apply to overworked muscles. (1.7% dilution)
SKIN CARE: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 3 drops of Camphor, 3 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Geranium, 2 drops of Lavender, then fill with witch hazel and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Shake well to combine before applying a couple of drops to a cotton swab and applying directly to oily skin. Add a teaspoon of this blend to a small basin of water and soak a face cloth for larger areas. Relax and keep your eyes closed, as you apply the cloth to your entire face for a refreshing mask! Shelf life: 1 week (1% dilution)
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