Plant Part: Leaves
Blends Well With: Citrus oils, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, spice oils
Aroma: Peppery, medicinal, leafy and fresh
Camphor’s natural medicinal aroma can help relieve congestion and coughs by breathing deeply. It aids in clearing the head and can provide a peaceful tranquility within the mind. It is also a very useful oil for de-stressing and calming your entire body.
Camphor essential oil is extremely beneficial for the respiratory system, and can also be very useful when used to repel insects like mosquitos and ants. It works really well when used to freshen up linens or stuffy rooms. It has many therapeutic properties, one of them being that it is a natural acne fighter. Another highly sought after property is its ability to help treat arthritis and rheumatism in the joints.
Camphor oil is obtained through steam distillation, and is extracted from the leaves of evergreen trees. This particular species of tree produces a large amount of branches, and each contains a cluster of white flowers and bright red berries.
Camphor Essential Oil Uses
Circulatory System: Relieves arthritis and rheumatism pain and swelling.
Immune System: Relieves common cold and influenza symptoms.
Muscular System: Relieves muscle aches, pains and sprains.
Respiratory System: Lessen the effects of bronchitis as well as congestions, coughing.
Skin: Repairs and prevents acne irritations. Helps block against oily skin.
In the Home: Insect repellent.
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, anthelmintic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spetic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rebefacient, sedative, rubefacient, sudorific, tonic, vasoconstrictor, vulnerary, vermifuge.
Recipes With Camphor Essential Oil
Arthritis and Rheumatism Treatment:
- 20 drops Camphor oil
- 10 drops helichrysum oil
- 10 drops peppermint oil
- 20 drops Copaiba oil
- 4 tablespoons Jojoba oil
- Apply to inflamed area and massage into skin.
Cold and Influenza Treatment:
- 5 drops Camphor oil
- 5 drops Tea Tree oil
- 5 drops Lemon oil
- Combine in personal inhaler or in diffuser for 30-60 minutes
Muscle Aches Treatment:
- 1 drop Camphor oil
- 1 drop Peppermint oil
- 1 drop Frankincense oil
- 2 drops lavender oil
- 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
- ½ cup Epson salt
- Combine and add to bath water
Bronchitis and Congestion Relief:
- 15 drops Camphor oil
- 40 drops Eucalyptus oil
- 35 drops Tea Tree oil
- 10 drops Lemon oil
- Combine in personal inhaler or 2 drops of mixture in a steamy water bowl with a towel over your head to trap steam.
- 1 drop of Camphor oil
- Place drop into a tissue and breath in deeply.
Acne and Oily Skin Treatment:
- 4 drops Camphor oil
- 1 drop Basil oil
- 4 drops Frankincense oil
- 3 drops Lavender oil
- 2 ounces witch hazel
- Combine and apply to affected areas with a cotton swab. For larger areas use a face cloth and lightly apply to the affect area.
- 6-10 drops of Camphor oil
- Dried Flowers/herbs/cotton balls
- Combine in small bag or Sachet, place where needed.