Scientific Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Country of Origin: China
Synonyms: Laurus camphora, true camphor, hon-sho, laurel camphor, gum camphor, Japanese camphor, Formosa camphor
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Plant Parts Used: Tree/Wood
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Base
Aroma: Fresh, clean and very piercing.
Main Constituents: Mainly cineol, with pinene, terpineol, menthol, thymol and no safrol.
Blends With: Basil, Cajuput, Chamomile, Lavender and Melissa
Safety Precautions: Relatively non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritant. It is, however, an environmental hazard and marine pollutant.