Camphor essential oil
INCI: Cinnamomum Camphora Formosana Wood Oil
CAS Nº: 8008-51-3 / 92704-03-5
EINECS / ELINCS Nº: 296-431-9
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Color: colorless or slightly yellow clear
Aroma: Strong, pungent and aromatic.
Blends well with: Basil, tea tree, chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, and rosemary.
Botanical Description: The camphor tree can grow up to 35 meters. Camphor is found in every part of the tree. Camphor essential oil is extracted by steam from wood splintered stumps roots and branches. Camphor white oil is straight-run.
The therapeutic properties of camphor essential oil are: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide, laxative, stimulant and vulnerary.
Camphor oil can be used in the treatment of central nervous system depression, acne, inflammation, arthritis, muscle pain, sprains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, fever, influenza, and infectious diseases. It is a known preventive of moths and other insects, like worms in the wood.
On the skin: Absorbed quickly into the skin creates a cooling sensation similar to that produced by menthol, which are well known balms tired legs and feet, which have camphor in their recipes. Gel as meets the anti-itching and mild local anesthetic function. It is analgesic and stimulating circulation.
CAUTIONS: Camphor oil must be used with care. Overdose can cause convulsions and vomiting. People who suffer from epilepsy and asthma should not use it. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use in children under 2 years. For external use only. Always use diluted. Do not use in eyes or mucous membranes.
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