Description of Camphor Oil, Pure Essential Oil 1 oz, NOW Foods
Camphor Oil, Pure Essential Oil
Camphor is distilled from Far East camphor tree stems and has a long history of
use. It imparts a strong, subtly sweet aroma that freshens the air and refreshes
the mind. This oil is 100% pure.
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)
Fun fact: Camphor is used in some cultures to scare away ghosts.
Powerful and medicinal are two words to describe the unique scent of camphor.
Because of its strong aroma, peasants used to wear lumps of camphor around their
necks to repel infectious diseases. For over 5,000 years Ayurvedic medicine
has utilized camphor mainly as a germ killer. Camphor was also used in Persia
(now Iran) as a remedy for the plague. Even modern day people turn to camphor
to fight cold symptoms. Besides fighting colds, camphor has many other uses.
Ancient inhabitants of India used camphor in a variety of religious rituals.
The Chinese used camphor wood to build ships and temples, not just for the wood's
durability, but also because of its aromatic properties. Camphor has another
unique use: that of a moth repellent. Therefore, it's a great natural way to
protect much-loved wardrobes from the damage moth infestation causes.
Mixes well with: Basil, chamomile, lavender.
Safety Information: Camphor is one of the strongest essential oils available,
therefore caution must be exercised when using this particular oil. Do not use
if pregnant or nursing, or if diagnosed with epilepsy or asthma. Do not take
Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
Warnings: Not for internal use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not
use during pregnancy. For aromatherapeutic use only.
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