What is Camphor?
One whiff of White Camphor and you’ll discover its intense, woody aroma. This essential oil is as fresh as they come, giving off eucalyptus-like notes due to its high cineole content. This is a fresh, cool scent that can invigorate the body and mind.  

Camphor comes from a tall, handsome evergreen tree in China with many branches bearing clusters of small white flowers followed by red berries. The crude camphor oil is collected from trees in crystalline form, and the essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the wood, root stumps, and branches and then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed to produce three fractions known as white, brown and yellow camphor, with white camphor being the one used for aromatherapy. 

Camphor essential oil is often used for a bright mood, oily skin and relaxation.  Camphor has a strong, penetrating, fragrant odor, and is slightly cold to the touch like menthol leaves. 

Camphor essential oil blends well with frankincense and neroli (orange blossom).

Cautions - Brown and yellow camphor (containing safrol) are toxic and carcinogenic. White camphor does not contain safrol and is relatively nontoxic, non-sensitizing, and nonirritant. Dilute before use. Do not use if pregnant

Camphor Essential Oil Properties - Soothing, relaxing, great for body care products with an uplifting scent.

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