Camphor

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Camphor

Camphor is a waxy solid granular with a characteristic and distinct odor, that is found in the wood of the camphor laurel. It is also made / derived from turpentine.

Related to the mint family.

Has a very characteristic odor.

Camphor has found uses in all types of products, from folk medicines to modern medicinal preparations.

It has a characteristic cooling effect.

Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.

  • INCI Name: Camphor
  • CAS no: 76-22-2 or 464-49-3
  • EINECS no.: 200-945-0 or 207-355-2

Specifications

  • Appearance: White Crystals
  • Odor: Strong Aromatic Odor
  • Formula: C10H16O
  • Melt Point: 356°F
  • Molecular Weight: 152.24
  • Flash Point: 150°F

Use in Cosmetics and Soap Making

Commonly used in acne treatments, lip balms, face powder, facial cleansers, medicine, pain relief, shampoo, skin care products, and much more.

Storage

Keep in a cool (preferably below 85°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.

Safety Data Sheet

Certificate of Analysis