Camphor Essential Oil
The Camphor tree can grow up to 35 meters (100 feet), and camphor is found in every part of the tree. C. camphora is an evergreen tree looking not unlike linden; it grows to an immense size, is many-branched, flowers white, small and clustered, fruit a red berry much like cinnamon.
In China and Japan, Cinnamomum camphora can often grow as old as a thousand years. To produce oil, it must be at least 50 years old. Camphor was well known as a remedy against the plague in Persia (now Iran). It was also used in embalming. The Chinese used camphor wood to build ships and temples because of the woods durable and aromatic properties.
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Camphora
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow
Aromatic Scent: Strong, penetrating, fragrant odour.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Basil, Cajuput, Chamomile, Lavender and Melissa, Caraway, Pennyroyal, Rosemary.
Cautions: Camphor oil is powerful oil and should be used with care. Overdosing can cause convulsions and vomiting. Pregnant women or persons suffering from epilepsy and asthma should not use it.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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