Scientific name: Cinnamomum camphora
Family name: Camphoraceae
Extraction part: Xylem
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Note: Top note
Main components of essential oil: Camphor, 1.8-cineole, myrcene, alpha-pinene, etc.
Place of origin: Saga prefecture


Also known as camphor, it is an essential oil from the wood of the camphor tree. It has a sharp, pungent aroma. It is well known as camphor, which is used in mothballs.

It is also used as an insecticide for dolls and clothes, to avoid cockroaches, centipedes, and rats, and as an antiseptic and fireworks additive.

It is not uncommon for trees to become huge, with a trunk circumference of 10 meters or more, and many of them are worshipped as sacred trees throughout Japan.

Camphor production has been active in Japan since ancient times. Camphor has been produced in Japan since ancient times, especially in Kyushu, where camphor trees grow naturally and the Saga Nabeshima clan encouraged the production of camphor.

Since the 1960s, synthetic camphor has been in widespread use, and the number of camphor factories has dwindled. However, camphor oil and camphorwood are now being reevaluated for their natural fragrance, comfort and safety.