CAS Number: 8008-51-3 ; 92704-03-5
FEMA Number: 2231
EINECS Number: 296-431-9
Product Code: PEO1028
INCI Name: Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Wood Oil
This botanical species Cinnamomum camphora has several chemotypes that are a result of its different conditions of growth, such as climate, soil, altitude, etc. To be clear, the three distinct essential oils of Cinnamomum camphora are produced from the three different chemotypes of the plant:
Hon Sho - the Camphor chemotype - which produces Camphor Oil
Ho Sho - the Linalool chemotype - which produces Ho Wood Oil
Yu Sho - the Cineole chemotype - which produces Ravintsara Oil
White Camphor Oil has a wide variety of topical uses due to it's antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Lotions and creams containing Camphor Oil can be used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness and may help to improve the overall appearance of skin. The penetrating, medicinal aroma of Camphor Oil has a significant effect on supporting clear lungs and boosting circulation. It is often blended into balms, massage oils and creams to soothe the bodies of athletes. Camphor Oil is a primary ingredient in many commercial cough, cold and congestion products such as salves and vapor rubs for muscles and joints. This essential oil may also be used to repel flying insects or to refresh a musty linen closet.
Emotionally and energetically, Camphor Oil has a calming and refreshing odor that is often used to treat depression and reduce stress. This essential oil also has sedative and antispasmodic properties and may help soothe anxiety.