Camphor essential oil, extracted from the wood of the camphor tree, has a clean, refreshing and cool scent that opens up the airways and promotes calm and mental alertness.
Camphor oil should be in every first aid kit as it has many health benefits when inhaled and used topically. This includes incredible anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-itch, anti-microbial and decongestant properties.
This oil is also an effective insect repellent when diffused or applied to the skin.
Directions for use
Add 2-3 drops of camphor oil to an oil burner or diffuser and inhale the vapors to clear sinus and chest congestion, allergies, colds, flu and bronchitis. You can combine this oil with a carrier and rub it onto the chest and throat to open the airways.
Massage diluted camphor oil into muscles and joints to relieve inflammation and pain, or soak in a warm bath with 2-3 drops of oil added. A bath with added camphor oil is a wonderful way to cool down, treat sunburn, relieve aches and pains and promote relaxation.
Apply a few drops of this oil onto the skin to treat blemishes, cuts, grazes, burns, insect bites and skin redness, or to use as a general skin disinfectant.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.