Certified Camphor Essential Oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Aroma: Sharp, Camphoraceous, Woodsy, Intense, and Penetrating scent
Blends Well With: Citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Spice Oils, Basil, Cajeput, Chamomile, Melissa.
- Camphor oil is not widely recognized in the aromatherapy field even though it’s a common ingredient in mentholated products or ointments to help ease skin diseases and fungal infections. This essential oil emits an intense penetrating scent, which makes it an effective insect repellent, especially for moths and flies. White camphor oil is a popular ingredient for moth balls, which is used in clothes and linens.
- Aromatherapy. You can add two to three drops of white camphor oil to your bath and soak in it for 10 minutes.
- Decongestant. To help relieve colds and coughs, add two to three drops of white camphor oil in a diffuser. When using it as a decongestant, dilute white camphor oil with lavender oil or olive oil, and rub it on your chest.
- Massage. A combination of five drops of white camphor oil and 1 teaspoon of grapeseed, hazelnut, or olive oil can help soothe weary muscles by massaging it onto the affected area.
- This essential oil also serves as an effective insect repellent. Just soak a piece of cloth with white camphor oil, place it outside your house, and let its camphoraceous aroma do the work.
Oil Specific: Take note that high crude extracts of camphor may be toxic like the yellow and brown variants. Strongly against taking white camphor oil internally, because it causes serious side effects and can be fatal at times. White camphor oil is also known to cause liver damage if taken orally. The common signs of white camphor oil toxicity are: Vomiting, Nausea, and Burning of the throat and mouth.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not apply to sensitive tissues. Not intended for children six years of age or younger.
The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Oh that glow nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease.
- People use camphor topically to relieve pain and reduce itching.
- It has also been used to treat fungal infections of the toenail, warts, cold sores, hemorrhoids, and osteoarthritis.
- Camphor is used topically to increase local blood flow and as a “counterirritant,” which reduces pain and swelling by causing irritation.