Camphor (cinamomum camphora) is a traditional ingredient of protection against infectious diseases, nervous and respiratory diseases in general, heart failure, and of course mothballs. In its crude form, camphor is very poisonous in large doses. Only use steam distilled white camphor. The essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the wood, stump and branches and then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed to produce 3 fractions: white, brown and yellow. White camphor may be used for insect repellant, muscular aches and pains, circulation, and respiratory complaints such as flu, coughs, bronchitis. This is a handy little bottle to keep in your first aid kit or essential oil collection.
Aromatherapy/Home Use example:
To repel moths and silverfish, add several drops of Camphor, Lavandin Super, and Lemongrass/Citronella in a bottle. Use a few drops of this synergy on cotton wool balls and place them in your clothes drawers and cupboards. Replenish cotton balls every month.
Safety: Not compatible with homeopathic treatment. Use only white camphor. Nontoxic, nonirritant, nonsensitizing. *Brown and yellow camphor should never be used in therapy, either internally or externally: toxic and carcinogenic.