White Camphor

Botanical name:          

Cinnamomum Camphora

 

Origin:

China, Indonesia, Japan

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distillation

Color:

Clear

Viscosity:

Thin

Extracted from:

Wood and roots

 

Note clarification:

Middle

 

Aroma:

Fresh and woodsy

 

Blends well with:

Basil linalool, birch, black pepper, cedarwood, German chamomile, cinnamon leaf, clove bud, elemi, eucalyptus radiate, frankincense, ginger, lavender, manuka, marjoram, niaouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme

 

Therapeutic uses:

It’s a great ingredient in pain-relieving salves to help with muscle and joint pain and inflammation. So it's great for arthritis and rheumatoid pain management. In a topical ointment or salve, it can help to heal bruising. It is a stimulant. It is also often used in insect repellents.

 

Safety:

Not recommended for use around small children

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

3 years (refrigerated)

 

Notes:

Don’t confuse white camphor with brown or yellow camphor. Avoid the brown and yellow camphor because it’s toxic. Only white camphor is used in aromatherapy

 

References and Resources:

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy – 25th anniversary edition – Valerie Ann Worwood

 

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