Camphor White Essential Oil

£5.78 £6.07

Distilled from the wood, root stumps and branches, White camphor has a sharp pungent aroma. White Camphor helps maintain healthy circulation and respiration and can help balance oily skin.



Camphor White | Latin Name: Cinnamomum Camphors | Family: Lauraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant/Part: Wood, Root, Branches

Having three types of oil White is the lightest oil and is a colourless to pale yellow liquid with a sharp pungent camphoraceous odour, brown is the middle fraction and yellow – a blue-green yellow liquid is the heaviest.

Growing up to 30 meters high, this evergreen is not unlike the linden. It has many branches bearing clusters of small white flowers followed by red berries. It produces a white crystalline substance, the crude camphor, from the wood of mature trees of over 50 years old. There are many different species of Camphor, the ho-sho variety produces ho wood oil, the Chinese variety produces apopin oil.


Blends well with Basil, Cajuput, Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa.

Camphor White is a BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours




Camphor White is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, counter-irritant, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, rubefacient, vermifuge. White camphor can be used for acne, inflammation, oily conditions of the skin, spots and also for insect prevention (flies, moths etc). As well as being good for arthritis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, bronchitis, chills, coughs, colds, fever, flu and infectious diseases.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

A long-standing traditional preventative of infectious disease; a lump of camphor would be worn around the neck for protection. It was also used for nervous and respiratory diseases in general, as well as for heart failure! However, in its crude form it can be very poisonous in large doses, and has been removed from the British Pharmacopoeia.

Safety Data & MSDS

Relatively non-toxic, non-sensitising and non-irritant. However, it is an environmental hazard and a marine pollutant.

Cineol, pinene, terpineol, menthol, thymol and, unlike yellow and brown camphor, no safrole.

Camphor White MSDS
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