Camphor essential oil is made from the Cinnamomum camphora (camphor tree).
For centuries, Camphor essential oil has been used in China and India for both religious and medicinal purposes. They believed that the vapors released from camphor oil had healing effects on the mind and body.
There are four types of camphor oil, white, blue; yellow and brown.
White camphor oil is the only type that can be used in therapeutic applications, both aromatic and medicinal.
The scent of camphor oil is considered to be cleansing, intense and pungent, making it ideal for removing insects such as mosquitoes. Traditionally, camphor was also used in mothballs to keep pests out of fabrics.
You can use thyme essential oil:
- In aromatherapy: add 2-3 drops of camphor oil to your diffuser to soothe the nose and throat and soothe the discomforts and ailments of coughs and colds.
- As massage oil that stimulates circulation: Combine 8 drops Camphor Essential Oil, 4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil with 2 tablespoons Tamanu Oil. Although this massage oil initially feels cooling, you will soon begin to experience a warming effect. The oil stimulates blood circulation, which warms up the entire body.
- To make a DIY ointment that can be applied to the chest to reduce cold and flu symptoms. First heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and then add 2 tablespoons of beeswax. Mix these two ingredients together until the wax melts. Then add 3-5 drops of Camphor Essential Oil. Let it cool for a while in the fridge. Then keep the ointment at room temperature and apply it to the chest as needed. The DIY ointment has a shelf life of about 1 year.