|Latin Name:||Cinnamomum camphora|
Description: This essential oil has a clean, somewhat medicinal scent, with a grassy and herb-like note to it.
Camphor has some powerful healing qualities to it when used to treat ailments affecting the respiratory and immune systems. It's also quite useful as a topical painkiller for joint and muscular pain, and can help reduce bruising. It may also be used as a 'smelling salt' in some situations, to alleviate shock or fainting.
Spiritually, Camphor has been used for centuries to cleanse and purify both the body and homes of unwanted energy. It has been said that the Camphor Tree guards the passages of life, and acts as spiritual protector and guardian of rebirth.
Contraindications: It is recommended that people with epilepsy, women who are pregnant, children under 5 years of age, or anyone experiencing a fever should not use Camphor.