Country of Origin
Common Method of Extraction
Steam Distilled from wood, branches, leaves and flowers
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
White Camphor Essential Oil is an intense medicinal, fresh and woody scent with a similar aroma to eucalyptus due to its high cineole content.
Possible Substitute Oils
Cassia, Ravintsara (camphor CT), Sage (camphor CT), Rosemary (camphor CT), Basil (linalool CT), Lavendin, Spanish Sage
Blends Well With
Black pepper, carrot seed, chamomile (German & Roman), clove, copaiba, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lavendin, peppermint, pine, melaleuca (tea tree), nutmeg, orange, patchouli, rosemary, Spanish sage, turmeric, vetiver, wintergreen
White Camphor Essential Oil Uses
Analgesic, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism, Cough, Bronchitis, Colds, Acne, Rashes, Parasitic Skin Infections, Contusions, Bruises, Insect Repellent, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Anticancer, Diuretic, Expectorant, Stimulates the heart, Antiparasitic, Enhances Penetration of other Essential Oils, Increases sweating and redness of the skin, Respiratory stimulant, Antirheumatic, Reduces appearance of skin blemishes, Eases cough, Stimulating
Source: Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 573.)
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of typical constituents.
Source: Private Communication: Burfield, 2003. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 228.
Recommended Dilution Range
1.5%-20%; 50% for some conditions.
White Camphor Essential Oil Safety Information
Due to its 1,8 cineole content, it is best not to use Camphor Essential Oil around young children.
Tisserand and Young warn that old and oxidized oils should not be used. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 228.]
General Safety Information
Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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