Camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora) is an aromatic compound that is used in perfumery for its unique scent and various other properties. Cinnamomum camphora, commonly known as camphor laurel or camphor tree, is native to East Asia. It is primarily found in countries such as China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. The tree is well-adapted to the subtropical and temperate regions of East Asia and can be found growing in various habitats, including forests, hillsides, and cultivated areas. Our camphor is sourced from China.
Camphor has a distinct and strong aroma that is often described as medicinal, cooling, and fresh. It has a minty, camphorous, and slightly woody scent.
Camphor is used as a fragrance ingredient in perfumery to add a fresh, cooling, and uplifting note to compositions. It is a top note in our Herbaceous family. Camphor can be used in both masculine and feminine fragrances and is often used in aromatic, herbal, or medicinal-themed perfumes. Camphor blends well with other ingredients like citrus, lavender, eucalyptus, and spice notes.
Camphor has a long history of use in Asian cultures, particularly in religious and spiritual practices. In Hinduism, camphor is commonly used in religious ceremonies and rituals. It is burned as incense or placed in lamps to create a purifying and sacred atmosphere. In Chinese culture, camphor has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and is believed to have healing properties. It is also used in feng shui to cleanse and purify spaces.
Camphor has been used in traditional medicine systems such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Unani medicine. It is believed to have various therapeutic properties, including analgesic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In these systems, camphor is used for treating respiratory ailments, relieving pain, promoting blood circulation, and repelling insects.
Camphor is often associated with purification, cleansing, and protection in many cultures. Its strong aroma is believed to repel negative energies, purify the environment, and ward off evil spirits. It is used in rituals and ceremonies to cleanse sacred spaces, objects, and individuals. In some cultures, it is also used to symbolize spiritual awakening, enlightenment, and transformation.
Camphor has found its place in various folklore and traditional practices. For example, in some Asian cultures, camphor is used to make amulets or small pouches that are carried for protection or to bring good luck. It is also believed to have the power to ward off evil spirits and bring positive energy.
Camphor has been used historically in the process of embalming and preserving bodies. In ancient times, it was employed to help preserve and protect the deceased. This practice has cultural and religious significance in certain regions.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Cinnamomum Camphora
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: China
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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