Latin name: Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Presl var. nominale Hayata subvar. hosyo Hatusima
Family name: Camphoraceae
Extraction part: Branches and leaves
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Note: Top note
Main components of essential oil: Linalool, Camphor, etc.
Place of origin: Kagoshima, Japan
It is also known as holleaf, and is a variety or sub-variety of camphor tree, distributed in Taiwan and southern China. In Japan, the plant grows from Honshu to Kyushu.
It is very similar to camphor tree in morphology, but camphor contains very little camphor and most of its composition is linalool, which has a lily-like fragrance.
It has a similar scent to rosewood, and is also used as a substitute for rosewood.
In Japan, this essential oil has been produced in Kagoshima Prefecture since shortly after the war. In fact, camphorwood has one of the longest histories among Japanese essential oils.
It has a refreshing fresh green scent that is highly palatable, and is recommended for making blends as it blends well with other essential oils.