Camphor - Essential Oil - Cinnamomum camphora - China - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Plant Part: Wood
Processing Method: Steam Distilled and Vacuum Rectified
Description / Color / Consistency: This is a thin, colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Camphor Essential Oil is a top note with a strong, penetrating, fragrant odor.
Product Abstract: The tree can grow up to 35 meters (100 feet) and the camphor is found in every part of it. The Essential Oil is extracted by steam from the chipped wood, root stumps and branches, and is then rectified. White camphor oil is the first distillation's fraction. In China and Japan, Cinnamomum camphora must be at least 50 years old to produce oil, and can often grow as old as a thousand years. The wood has been used in the construction of temples and in ship-building because of its durability and aromatic properties.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.