April 4, 2018

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungus that causes itchy, red skin.  Keep the area dry, avoid baths as it can spread the fungus to other areas, use fresh towels and wash them in hot water, and avoid walking barefoot in public restrooms, locker rooms, and pools. Natural Home Remedies Dilute 5 […]
April 6, 2018
Common Cold

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 9, 2018


Herbs and essential oils with preservative qualities can help extend the shelf life of foods, supplements, and beauty products.  They may demonstrate an antioxidant and/or antimicrobial effect. Preservative Recipes Blog Articles Preservative Herbs and Essential Oils RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 10, 2018
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

Camphor Chest Rub Recipe

This Camphor Chest Rub Recipe is like a homemade version of the vick’s brand rub.  Adults, apply around neck and chest or on feet to help with congestion. Camphor Chest Rub Recipe Ingredients 2 ounces of coconut oil 1 ounce of bee’s wax 10 drops of eucalyptus or niaouli EO […]
April 18, 2018

Borneol, Delta Borneol, and Isoborneol

Borneol is an alcohol that easily oxidizes into the ketone: camphor.  It is found in Coridothymus capitatus (thyme), Artemisia herba alba (artemisia), Origanum vulgare (oregano), Ocimum canum (basil), lavender, lavandin, rosemary, sage, and feverfew. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for […]
April 19, 2018


Camphene is a monoterpene as found in spruce, fir, pine, cypress, camphor, citronella, neroli, ginger, sage, cistus, rosemary, and valerian. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Camphene   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles […]
April 19, 2018


Camphor is a ketone found in ho leaf, lavindin, camphor, rosemary, sage, spike lavender, mint, laural, thyme, oregano, pennyroyal, basil, and yarrow. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsent, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods […]
April 19, 2018

Caryophyllene / Carlophyllene / Beta Carlophyllene

Caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene found in basil, black pepper, clove, geranium, hops, lavender, star anise, sweet thyme, tobacco, cannabis, coriander, litsea, ginger, camphor, spearmint, pine, orange, sage, ginseng, catnip, and ylang ylang.  Alpha-Caryophyllene is found in hops, hemp, geranium, and rosemary.  Beta-Caryophyllene is found in black pepper, catnip, ylang-ylang, hemp, […]
April 19, 2018

Cymene / Paracymene

Cymene is a monoterpene that can be found in frankincense, thyme, ajowan, oregano, basil, camphor, cajuput, and cumin. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Cymene Research The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 24, 2018


Safrole is a phenol methyl ether as found in camphor and sassafras.  It can be genotoxic, carcinogenic, and liver toxic, and is not recommended for use by the IFRA. Phenol methyl ethers are similar to phenols, but even more powerful.  Concerns with overuse include psychotropic, neurotoxic effects, liver toxicity, and possible […]
May 5, 2018

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) Research

Latin Name: Cinnamomum camphora Family: Lauracae Camphor is a potent essential oil with constituents including 1,8-cineole, camphor, and safrole.  It can be found as an ingredient in over the counter products including Vick’s Vapor Rub and Tiger Balm.  It has been used to help with coughs and muscle pains.  White camphor is […]
May 21, 2018