Camphor essential oil, apart from having a cool, penetrating, and lasting aroma, has many healing properties as well. It is an effective stimulant, which boosts the activity of the circulatory system, metabolism, digestion, secretion, and excretion.
This oil is an excellent disinfectant, insecticide, and germicide. An open bottle or container of camphor oil, or burning a piece of cloth soaked in camphor oil, drives away insects and kills germs. A drop or two of camphor oil mixed with plenty of food-grains also helps in keeping them safe from insects.
Camphor is also used in many medical preparations such as ointments and lotions to cure skin diseases, as well as bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. When mixed with bathing water, camphor oil disinfects the whole body externally, and also kills lice.