Latin name: Cinnamomum camphora
Aroma Description: Strong, intense, and woody
- Encourages clear and easy breathing.
- Helps boost circulation.
- Eases aches and pains due to regular wear and tear of the joints.
- Helps relieve sore and aching muscles.
No! Camphor is NOT KidSafe.
Dilute to 3-5% in your favorite carrier oil and apply to sore joints and muscles.
Add a few drops to your diffuser to help encourage clear breathing.
Oils to blend with:
For those who have studied essential oils, you might know that there is a chemical constituent also called camphor. While you might expect it to be the main constituent, Camphor contains only a very small percentage of this constituent! Instead, it is actually high in 1,8 Cineole while other oils like Sage Dalmatian are high in camphor. Now let’s look at some of the best ways to get the most out of this oil.
One of Camphor’s most popular benefits is its ability to help support discomfort associated with sore muscles. That’s why this oil is one of the main ingredients in our Muscle Aid blend and our Muscle Aloe Jelly. So if you like to work out or maybe just slept wrong, this is an oil you want in your collection. Dilute to 3% in your favorite carrier oil and massage into the area of concern.
Like many other oils that help ease muscle strain, Camphor can also help with stiff and achy joints. Whenever you experience discomfort because of the normal wear and tear your joints go through, apply this oil for some relief.
Due to its high 1,8 Cineole content, Camphor is excellent for helping support a healthy respiratory system. This makes it perfect for diffusion! If you’re suffering from one of those dreaded winter colds or seasonal allergies, use this oil to help clear up congestion and get breathing again. Try adding it to a DIY chest rub. You can even use it to support clear and healthy lungs all year long.
And lastly, this oil can help with a variety of skin concerns. You can use it as a spot treatment for everything from acne to bumps and bruises!