Many of us are familiar with the aroma of camphor in many over-the-counter remedies, especially for respiratory complaints.
The pure Camphor White is more concentrated and potent. This essential oil comes from the camphor tree, which is native to Asia, specifically in Japan, Taiwan (Formosa), and China.
It's very strong, so a little goes along way.Uses of Camphor White Essential Oil
ChinaHistory and Background
The camphor oil has been used and extracted from different plant species over the centuries. In ancient China the camphor tree was used mainly for its wood, as the Chinese never mastered the art of extracting the oil which they used as an embalming agent but instead imported Borneo camphor (Dryobalanops aromatica) for this purpose.
Once it was used as an external pain remedy for bruises, wounds, inflammation, gout and rheumatic joints, and internally to treat hysteria, epilepsy and heart related ailment.
Additionally, it was used in incense form as a treatment for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other respiratory ailments. Up until 1950’s it was used as a stimulant and was given as treatment for fainting.Physical Description
Colorless to pale yellow in color.Aromatic Description
This oil has a sharp, pungent and camphoraceous aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Cineol, pinene, terpineol, menthol, thymol. Does not contain safrol which is toxic and carcinogenic.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from wood, root stumps and branches. The oil is then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed to produce fractionated oil.Information for Aromatherapists
Camphor White essential oil is a middle to top note and blends well with Basil, Cajuput, Chamomile, Lavender and Melissa, and other oils in the lauraceae family.
Our Camphor White essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions
All of our essential oils are 100% natural and free of any chemicals, pesticides and synthetic perfumes.
These products are NOT intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This information is NOT a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Prior to using essential oils, Source Vitál always recommends consulting your medical professional if you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness. Do NOT ingest essential oils internally or apply undiluted oils onto the skin without consultation from an experienced and trained aromatherapist or aromatherapy practitioner. Always consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils for babies and children.
Keep all oils tightly closed and cool. Always keep out of reach of children.
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