Camphor Oil

Project Profile
  • Camphor is a white transparent waxy crystalline solid with a strong penetrating pungent aromatic odor.
  • The camphor tree can grow up to 35 meters (100 feet) and the active component is found in every part of the tree.
  • The tree is native to Formosa (Taiwan), China and Japan and can often grow very old. It must be at least 50 years old to produce the oil.
  • Camphor essential oil is extracted from the Cinnamomum Camphora (also known as Laurus camphora) of the Lauraceae family and is also known as true camphor, hon-sho, gum camphor, as well as Japanese and Formosa camphor.
  • Camphor oil is extracted by steam from the the chipped wood, root stumps and branches and is then rectified under vacuum and filter pressed.
  • The brown and yellow camphor oil has a very high safrole content, with yellow having between 10 - 20 % and the brown having 80%. These two oils are considered toxic, as well as carcinogenic.
  • There are two important sassafras oils of commerce: Brazilian sassafras oil, obtained from the trunkwood of Ocotea pretiosa, and Chinese sassafras oil from Cinnamomum camphora. Both contain 80 percent or more of safrole. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Camphor oil is a balancing oil, it can sedate the nerves and uplift apathy. It can help with feeling cold and reduces inflammation. 
  • In vapor therapy camphor oil can be used with great effect for the heart, clearing the lungs and boosting circulation, as well as calming nervous diseases and for convalescence.
  • Although essential oils in general blend well together, camphor oil blends particularly well with the basil, cajuput, chamomile, lavender and melissa.
  • The demand for sassafras oil is determined by the markets for heliotropin and PBO. Heliotropin consumption is increasing, particularly in Eastern Europe, Asia and some developing countries, and sassafras oil is the preferred raw material for its manufacture.
  • If supplies of the oil become tight, however, or its price rises markedly, then synthetic heliotropin would become more attractive. 
General Information
  • Cinnamomum camphora - History
  • Bornan-2-one
  • Camphor
  • Camphor Essential Oil
  • Camphor Chemical Database
  • Camphor Essential oil Information

Tree Information

  • Camphor-Tree
  • Background to Camphor Laurel
  • Habitats and Cultivation
  • Herb Information
  • Cinnamomum camphora
  • Ecological Significance
  • Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl
  • Cinnamomum camphora
  • Harvesting Camphor Laurel

Extraction Process

  • Steam Distillation- Flow Diagram
  • Steam Distillation Process
  • Isolation Methods
  • Essential Oil Production Process
  • 33 Liter Essential Oil Stream Distillation Kit
  • Technology Offer

Company Profiles

  • Taiwan Tekho Camphor Co.,
  • Camphor & Allied Products Ltd,.
  • SAT Group
  • Sagar Aromatics
  • Prakruti Foods and Chemicals Pvt. Ltd
  • Foreverest Resources


  • Joe
  • Anthony R. Temple, MD
  • Asim K. Bej
  • Guymer Bailey Architects Pty. Ltd.

Material Safety Data Sheet

  • Camphor White Essential Oil
  • Camphor oil
  • Ocimum carnum
  • Camphor Essential Oil
  • DL-Camphor
  • Hovex Camphor
  • Main safety considerations
  • Safety and Precautions


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  • Process for using bridged ketones in augmenting
  • Carboalkoxy alkyl norbornane derivatives
  • Oil extraction process and apparatus therefor
  • Repellent composition containing natural oils of citronella, cedar and wintergreen and use thereof
  • United States Patent


  • Camphor
    Essential Oils 1/2 oz
  • Indian Products
  • Camphor Oil 1oz
  • Camphor Product Identification
  • Seed Technology
  • Production and Standards for Chemical Non-Wood Forest Products in China 
  • Technology of Edible Oil Processing
  • Evolution of camphor and others components in the essential oils 
  • Camphor from Isoborneol


  • Unique Uses for Vicks
  • Camphor Oil in Aromatherapy
  • Therapeutic Uses
  • Plant Based Drugs and Medicines
  • Use of Aromatic Agents for Regulating QI, Vitalizing Blood, and Relieving Pain
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Properties and uses
  • Camphor General Use

Market and Report

  • World Supply and Demand Trends
  • Sustainable Agriculture in Taiwan
  • Market Opportunities and Strategic Directions for Specialty Herbs 
  • SIDBI Report on Small Scale Sector
  • Camphor Report
  • Botanical Medicine Monographs and Sundry
  • Health and Welfare Canada
  • National Drugs and Poisons Schedule
  • Safrole and Sassafras Oil Are being Used in the illicit Manufacture of MDMA

Project and Plant

  • The Egg of the Earth Project
  • Camphor Sheet from Camphor Powder
  • Dujodwalas
  • Manufacturing Plant - Bareilly, U.P.
  • Salvaged Timber

Suppliers and Buyers

  • Camphor Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Camphor Oil Suppliers
  • Camphor Oil Tradeleads
  • Global Exporters & Manufacturers
  • US Suppliers
  • Wholesalers
  • Foreign Importers & Buyers
  • Camphor Oil Importers
  • Indian Importers & Buyers

 Hazards and Guides

  • Poisonings in early childhood
  • Camphor Hepatotoxicity
  • Focus on Toxicity
  • Safety Precaution and Hazards for Essential Oils
  • An Evidence-Based Practice Guideline for Out-of-Hospital Management 
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines