Cough? Camphor is FDA-approved as a chest rub in concentrations less than 11%.
Pain. Camphor is FDA-approved for use on the skin as a painkiller in concentrations of 3% to 11%. It is in many rub-on products for cold sores, insect stings and bites, minor burns, and hemorrhoids.
Skin itching or irritation. Camphor is FDA-approved for use on the skin to help itching or irritation in concentrations of 3% to 11%.
Osteoarthritis. A rub-on cream containing camphor, glucosamine sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate seems to reduce the severity of symptoms of osteoarthritis by about half. Researchers believe it is probably the camphor, not the other ingredients, that relieves the symptoms.
Camphor oil is a powerful oil and should be used with care. It is not really used in aromatherapy as it is classed as a convulsant and neurotoxin.
Overdosing can cause convulsions and vomiting and pregnant women as well as people suffering from epilepsy and asthma should not use it.
Camphor oil can be used in the treatment of nervous depression, acne, inflammation, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, sprains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, fever, flu and infectious diseases.
Since this oil can be toxic, it should NOT be used in aromatherapy massage, but could be used in vapor therapy to ease respiratory problems. In some cases it can also be used in compresses.
The therapeutic properties of camphor oil are analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cardiac, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, hypertensive, insecticide, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge and vulnerary.
Magickal Use: Obtained from the evergreen tree, this fragrant white compound holds many spiritual properties. In voodoo rituals, it is burned for love and attraction. It is one of the most sacred substances to offer to the moon goddess on a new moon to thank her for her abundant blessings. To totally cleanse and banish. Used to ward off unwanted advances from others, in healing and to stimulate psychic senses. It is one of the seven substances most sacred to Buddha and meditation upon it, or in its presence, will bring enlightenment.
Camphor is also an herb of consecration, and purification. It is a funeral herb, and also a visionary herb. Camphor is known for it’s cleansing properties against dark, unwanted energies. It is ideally suited for ritual cleansing prior to moving into a new home or setting up your altar. Use it to cleanse ritual tools by either burning Camphor on incense, or rubbing them with it’s oil. Camphor also has divinatory properties when burned upon charcoal with one’s meditations in a quest for prophetic dreams. Camphor may be added to water used for scrying.
Camphor oil blends well with the basil, cajuput, chamomile, lavender and melissa.
ngredients: 100% Pure Natural Essential Oil Ingredient: Cinnamomum camphora (white camphor) oil