Camphor Benefits For Skin
Camphor For Itching:
If you suffer from itching and rashes, do this simple home remedy using camphor water. Take a piece of edible camphor and mix it with little amount of water. Wash the affected area with this homemade camphor water rinse. You will find the itching gradually reducing. But make sure not to use the camphor water on open wounds and cuts.
Camphor for Acne & Acne Scars:
Massaging the skin with few drops of good quality camphor essential oil along with a base oil will treat acne and acne scars very effectively. But never use camphor essential oil directly on the skin. Some good base oils are extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil and wheat germ oil.
Camphor & Coconut Oil For Eczema & Psoriasis:
One of the main problems of eczema and psoriasis is the constant itching and camphor oil is very effective when applied on the affected area as it greatly helps relieve the itching. For the remedy take 2 tbsp of virgin coconut oil in a bowl, add in 3 drops of camphor essential oil to it, mix and apply. You can store this oil for months together and use whenever needed.
Camphor & Rose Water For Shrinking Open Pores:
Camphor has astringent properties and when applied on the skin helps shrink open pores. To use, take 1 pinch of edible camphor and mix it in 1/4 cup pure homemade rose water till the camphor crystals dissolve completely and store in a bottle. After cleansing your face, use this blend as a toner, it will greatly help shrink open pores.
For Toenail Infections:
For treating toe nail infections, take 2 to 3 liters of warm water in wide bowl large enough to immerse your feet. Add in a handful of neem leaves to it and finally add in few drops of camphor essential oil, mix well and soak your feet in it till the water turns cold. Since camphor has anti bacterial properties, it greatly helps treat and prevent toenail infections.
Camphor For Dark Circles:
For treating dark circles, mix 2 to 3 drops of camphor essential oil in 1/4 cup of cold pressed, unrefined castor oil and massage gently around the eyes. Regular use should fade away the dark circles soon.
Camphor For Skin Fairness:
Camphor greatly helps face dark spots and scars resulting in fair and glowing skin. But please remember not to go above 8 to 10 % concentration when mixing camphor to base oils. To use, mix 3 drops of camphor essential oil to 1/4 cup of unrefined coconut oil and massage gently all over the face for few minutes and then wash it off.
Camphor For Dandruff:
Campho is amazing for treating dandruff in fact camphor is good for treating all scalp infections as it has anti bacterial properties. For treating dandruff, take 2 tbsp of sesame oil in an iron pan and heat till it gets warm. Now add in 2 drops of camphor essential oil and mix well. Use this mixture to massage your scalp. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes before having hair wash.
Camphor For Hair Growth:
Camphor improves blood circulation in the area it is applied and increased blood circulation strengthens the hair roots and greatly promotes hair growth. To use, you can use coconut oil and camphor essential oil blend as a pre-shampoo treatment or it can be applied in the night and washed off the next day morning.
Camphor For Hair Loss:
Camphor is great for arresting hair loss especially if the hair loss is caused due to scalp infections as it has wonderful anti bacterial properties. Also since it boosts blood circulation in the scalp, it strengthens the week hair roots thus arresting hair fall very quickly.
Camphor For Head Lice:
Camphor has amazing anti parasitic properties and it helps get rid of head lice very effectively. For treating head lice, remove the lice with a lice comb as much as you can. Now mix 1 tbsp of coconut oil with 2 drops of camphor essential oil and apply all over the scalp. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it off.
Camphor for Pregnant Women:
In India, we make camphor oil at home to treat pregnancy cramps. Mustard oil or coconut oil is heated with a pinch of edible camphor till it is fully melted. Once it cools down to lukewarm temperature, it is can be massaged on the legs. I followed this remedy regularly when I was pregnant with my son as I suffered from severe leg cramps during the last trimester.
Camphor For Sprains:
Since camphor reduces pain it can be used as a massage oil when we suffer from minor sprains. To use mix 2 to 3 drops of camphor essential oil in a cup of warm water. Dip a thick cotton cloth in the mixture, wring out excess and apply as a compress on the affected area.
Camphor For Chest Congestion:
If you are suffering from chest congestion, camphor will greatly help. This home remedy for treating chest congestion is very popular in India and it is very effective. To make the remedy, take mustard or coconut oil and heat it along with tiny pinch of edible camphor. When it is warm, rub it on the child’s chest and back to get good relief from chest congestion.
Camphor For Arthritis:
Since camphor reduces inflammation very effectively, it can be used by people suffering from arthritis to reduce the pain and swelling. To use, mix few drops of camphor essential oil with unrefined sesame oil and massage gently in the joints.
Camphor For Cold, Flu & Headache:
If you are suffering from fever, cold and headache, a warm massage on the forehead with homemade vaporub made with camphor essential oil will help. For making the balm, heat 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of beeswax in a double boiler or in low flame. Once melted add in 5 to 6 drops of camphor essential oil and mix well. Pour into a glass jar, let it set and use.
Camphor For Muscular Aches & Pains:
If you are suffering from aches and pains which can happen when we over exert ourselves, a camphor oil soak will help. For the soak, take a handful of Epsom salt in the bathtub and fill in warm water. Now add in 3 drops of camphor essential oil and soak in it. You will find your aches and pains reducing very quickly…
Camphor For Nervous Depression:
Camphor has a soothing effect on our nerves. If you are feeling nervous or depressed, take a diffuser and add in few drops of camphor essential oil and switch on. The smell of camphor will greatly help ease the nervousness….
Camphor As a Pain Reliever:
Camphor essential oil can be used as a wonderful pain reliever as it has analgesic properties. If you are suffering from any kind of pain and inflammation, massage the area gently with coconut oil and camphor essential oil mix. But please don’t use it on open wounds and cuts….
Camphor For Cough:
If you are suffering from cough follow this remedy: Boil water in a wide pan, I use an inhaler for steaming. Add just a drop or two of camphor essential oil and inhale. It will greatly help with the cough but please don’t add too much of camphor essential oil.
Anti Neuralgic Properties:
Neuralgia is a condition in which sharp pain extends along a nerve or a group of nerves. Camphor oil is a wonderful home remedy for it as it helps relieve the pain. Massage the area with camphor and coconut oil blend…
Camphor Uses around Home:
Camphor For Ants:
Next time you have an ant problem in your home, don’t use harsh chemicals around your home. Dissolve a little edible camphor in some water and sprinkle over the area and see the ants vanish immediately. This is a very safe way to get rid of ants at home.