According to sources, Camphor oil have been celebrated for centuries because of its healing properties and calming benefits. Until recently, this sweet minty smell has made its way to topical skincare products. Camphor oil contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that are super beneficial for irritated skin and its cleansing properties have been much appreciated.
Be mindful that it is a powerful oil, therefore, always use carefully. For aromatherapy purpose, add 4-5 drops of the oil to the diffusers and by topically, just add 2-3 drops with carrier oil.
KEY FEATURES FOR SKIN
🔶 Cures acne and prevention a build-up of oil, dirt and bacteria and by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation for oily and acne-prone skin. With its anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces the tendency of the skin to further break into pimples and acne.
🔶 Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties is useful for relieving skin irritation and itchiness due to eczema. Camphor’s cooling and itch-relieving factor help to keep eczema away.
🔶 Camphor oil is able to increase elastic and collagen production, therefore, it is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, making it a potential ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics.
KEY FEATURES FOR HAIR
🔶 Cleans and disinfect the scalp and improve texture by contributing smoothness and softness.
🔶 Promotes Hair Growth. Application of camphor oil on the hair makes it soft and boosts hair growth.
🔶 Eliminate scalp itching or irritation. Camphor is FDA-approved for use on the skin to help itching or irritation in concentrations of 3% to 11%.
🔶 Treatment for head lice. Mix Camphor oil with shampoo for your hair wash. The active ingredients in the oil suffocates the lice and hence kills them.
KEY FEATURES FOR OTHERS
🔶 Used in aromatherapy to promote decongestion by providing soothing relief to the nose and throat to diminish the discomforts of coughs and colds.
🔶 To enhance air purity and eliminate airborne bacteria that causes a polluted indoor environment, diffuse 5-10 drops of this blend for a couple of minutes.
🔶 To relieve migraines, headaches, stress, turn this into a topical blend that can be gently massaged into the temples or the wrists.
🔶 Camphor has been found to be effective in treating nail fungus because of its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. By continuing with the treatment, chances of fungus returning is minimized.
🔶 Used as muscle rub to help relieve menstrual and muscle cramps, spasms and stiffness. With antispasmodic and relaxant properties, it is effective by just massaging on the affected areas, few times a day.
🔶 Heals burns effectively. Studies found that any ointment containing camphor decreased the healing time for second-degree burn wounds and was found to be more beneficial than using Vaseline.
🔶 Treats arthritis. Camphor oil is effective in relieving pain, inflammation and swelling due to arthritis. The hot or cold sensations that arise after application of this oil mixed with any carrier oil may relieve you from the pain.
🔶 Camphor oil works well as a decongestant and cough suppressant. It is an alternative of the well-known vapor rub which is most effective in relieving night cough, congestion and sleep difficulty in children with upper respiratory tract infections. You may try placing few drops of Camphor oil in a bowl of hot water. Hold your head over the bowl and cover your head with a towel as you inhale the vapors.
- Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
- CAS : 8008-51-3
- Composition: 100% Pure Camphor Essential Oil
- Origin: Taiwan
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Plant Part: Wood
- Color: Pale Yellow
- Consistency: Thin