Camphor, White Essential Oil Properties (Cinnamomum camphora)
Spicy, herbal, and mothball-like odor.
- 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
- Therapeutic Quality
- Steam Distilled from Leaves
- Country of Origin: China
- Also Known As: Yu-sho and Ho Leaf CT Cineole
Camphor, White Essential Oil Packaged
Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.
Background Information on Camphor, White Essential Oil
Camphor is a semi-evergreen tree native to Asia which grows up to 100 feet in height. It has red leaves that turn shiny green with yellow flowers. Camphor is related to the cassia and cinnamon trees.
Camphor has been used in Chinese medicine for 2,000 years.
Camphor, White Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Camphor essential oil is a stimulant, antiseptic, disinfectant, decongestant, anesthetic, antispasmodic, and a sedative. Camphor, white essential oil has reported uses and benefits of pain relief, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, reduces blemishes, stimulating, increases penetration of other essential oils.
Documented properties in aromatherapy include analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypertension, insect repellent, insecticide, laxative, sedative, stimulant (CNS, adrenal glands, respiratory), vermifuge, vulnerary.
The scent of camphor repels insects and has been used in linen closets.
See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
Camphor, White Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Suggestions & Blends
- As a disinfectant and antiseptic, camphor essential oil is used in water where there is a chance that it could get infected.
- Only one drop of camphor essential oil is needed to keep food grains free from insects.
Camphor, White Essential Oil Safety Tips
- Essential oils high in 1,8-cineole can cause CNS and breathing problems in young children.
- Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children. Maximum dermal level 0.4% (IFRA).
- Camphor essential oil should be avoided in pregnancy and in people suffering from epilepsy and asthma.
- Camphor is an adrenal stimulant and can be harmful.
- For external use only. See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.