Camphor Essential oil

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Camphor essential oil is a distinctive and powerful oil associated with cleansing of the sinus and nasal passage in vapour treatments

Camphor Essential Oil

Extracted from the Cinnamomum camphora of the Lauraceae family, Camphor is an excellent oil an aromatherapy, clearing the nasal passage. The camphor tree grows up to 35 meters (over 100ft!) in height, with many of the oil producing trees in excess of 50 years old.

Characteristics of Camphor Essential Oil

A distinctive and powerful oil which is associated with cleansing of the sinus's in vapour treatments. Camphor essential oil is balancing to the body and can create a feeling of Euphoria by releasing tension and congestion, creating a sense of Freedom.

Always use carefully as it is a very powerful oil, but Camphor is an essential part of any Aromatherapy collection.

Common Uses of Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor essential oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a favourite oil to use in vapour rubs and balms. The camphourous scent helps open up airways and thus is used in chest rubs as well as for vapourising.


Useful on problematic skin, though it should be used with caution. Camphor should not be used on open skin.


Camphor is uplifting and cleansing to the mind. Helping to promote optimism.
Camphor is found commonly in pain relief porducts that treat muscles, aches and pains whilst being useful for boosting circulation. Camphor interacts with the sensory nerves.
A cleansing oil that when diffused can create a clean and safe environment.

Precautions when using Camphor Essential Oil

A powerful oil, very stimulating. Overdosing could cause convulsions and vomiting. Should be avoided in pregnancy and by people suffering from epilepsy and asthma.

Camphor Essential Oil Technical Information

Criteria Information

Latin Name

Cinnamomum camphora


Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil

Plant Family


Extraction Method

Camphor is steam distilled from the chipped wood and branches

Country of Origin



100% Pure Essential Oil, therapeutic grade



Camphor (Ketone), Safrole (Phenol), Borneol (Alcohol), Camphene (Terpene), Borneo: Borneol (Alcohol), Pinene, Camphene, Dipentene (Terpenes).

Cas No.


Einecs No.


Blends well with

Angelica, Bergamot, Birch, Cardamom, Clove, Geranium, Immortelle, Lavender, Myrtle, Niouli, Nutmeg, Rose, Rosewood, Thyme

Technical Documents

Please see the Technical Tab below for SDS, Allergens information and IFRA Certificates

Camphor is useful in balms, ointments and rubs designed for pain relief

Blends Well With:
Citrus oils, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, spice oils
Avoid during pregnancy, Not for use with children, Not for application to broken skin, Do not heat
Country of Origin:
Latin Name:
Cinnamomum camphora
Traditional Physical Properties:
Osteoarthritis, a rub-on cream containing camphor, glucosamine sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate seems to reduce the severity of symptoms of osteoarthritis by about half. Researchers believe it is probably the camphor. Camphor is FDA-approved as a che
Part of Plant Used:
Leaves & Twigs
100% Pure
Sharp, camphoraceous, woody undertone
Key Benefits:
Uplifting / Clearing
Traditional Emotional Use:
Traditional Skin Use:
Skin itching and irritation (in the US, FDA approved for use 3 - 11%),
HS Code:
HS Description:
Camphor Essential Oil
HS Country:
HS Composition:
Viscous Liquid


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Camphor Essential oil Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Camphor Essential oil Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

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Camphor Essential oil Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Camphor Essential oil Allergens Declaration

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