Camphor Essential Oil

Camphor Essential Oil

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Camphor Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam distillation.
Origin: China
 
Camphor oil is extracted by steam from the chipped wood, root stumps and branches. It is then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed. White camphor oil is the first distillation fraction. 

Description: The Camphor tree can grow up to 35 meters (100 feet) and camphor is found in every part of the tree. C. camphora is an evergreen tree looking not unlike linden; it grows to a great size, is many branched, flowers white, small and clustered, fruit a red berry much like cinnamon.

Colour: Colourless to pale yellow

Consistency: Light

Note: Top
Blends well with: Basil, Cajuput, Chamomile, Lavender and Melissa, Caraway, Pennyroyal, Rosemary

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Aromatic Scent:The essential oil of Camphor has a strong, penetrating, fragrant odour. The main chemical components are: Cineol, Camphor, Borneol, Camphene, Menthol, Borneol, Pinene, and Dipentene.

History: In China and Japan, Cinnamomum camphora can often grow as old as a thousand years. To produce oil it must be at least 50 years old. Camphor was well known as a remedy against the plague in Persia (now Iran). It was also used in embalming. The Chinese used camphor wood to build ships and temples because of the woods durable and aromatic properties.
Cautions: Camphor oil is powerful oil and should be used with care. Overdosing can cause convulsions and vomiting. Pregnant women or persons suffering from epilepsy and asthma should not use it.
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

Specification Documents

Camphor White - Allergens.pdf
Camphor White - IFRA.pdf
Camphor White - SDS.pdf
Camphor White - Spec.pdf
Camphor White - TDS.pdf