Introduction to Raw Materials|Cinnamomum camphora


Cinnamomum camphora



Origin | Madagascar
Plant Family | Lauraceae
Plant Odor | Mild camphoraceous aroma, fresh and clean leafy fragrance
Extraction Part | Leaves
Extraction Method | Steam Distillation



Preferred origin from the eastern rainforests of Madagascar.

Madagascar is a "brilliant gem" in the Earth's ecosystem, with a unique geographical location. The island's climate varies greatly, and the tropical rainforest climate of the east, with low latitude and high temperature all year round, provides an excellent growth environment for Ravensara leaves.

Due to the abundant sunlight, Ravensara leaves also contain a wealth of valuable essences. Because of its remarkable performance in promoting human health, it is hailed as the national tree of Madagascar, and there are many Ravensara trees over 200 years old planted both inside and outside the presidential palace.


【Main Benefits】

◇ Main Components | Oxides

The main component is 1,8-cineole (known to have mucolytic effects), α-Terpineol, and also trace elements such as α-pinene, camphene, and limonene.


➢  Ravensara is used to treat inflammation-related symptoms due to its components such as phenylpropanoids, lignans, flavonoids, coumarins, and terpenoids, which have shown anti-inflammatory effects in vitro.



【Component Analysis】

1. 1,8 Cineole

• Chemical Properties: With up to 62.6% of the oxide (1.8-cineole) component, Ravensara essential oil has a strong regulatory effect on the respiratory system. Its uplifting and fresh scent can boost the mood and stimulate the body's resistance to the environment.


◇ Pharmacokinetics

An in vitro experiment showed that 1,8-cineole can stimulate monocytes, thus mediating the generation of leukotriene LTA4 and prostaglandin PGE2, both of which are metabolites of arachidonic acid AA. This indicates that 1,8-cineole is suitable for treating bronchial discomfort.

• Benefits: Enhances environmental resistance, soothes cough, expectorant, analgesic, anti-rheumatic, anti-microbial.
• Uses: Commonly used in various foods and spices, as well as for antimicrobial and preservative purposes.


2. α-Terpineol

α-Terpineol (also known as lilac alcohol) has a lilac aroma and is a commonly used compound, including α-T and T-4-on, with diverse biological effects on humans, animals, and plants.

• Benefits: Regulates blood pressure, antioxidant, gastric protection, anticonvulsant, sedative, relieves bronchial inflammation, skin penetration enhancer.
• Uses: Not only popular fragrance components in perfumes, cosmetics, and household cleaning products but also used in seasoning food and beverages. They also have various important biological and medicinal properties. Additionally, α-terpineol is used in soap, pesticides, medicine, plastics, telecommunications, and instrument industries and as a solvent for coloring glassware.


【Market Applications】

◇ Uses / Features 

• Addresses respiratory issues, such as soothing cough and purifying the air.
• Balances and cares for the skin.
• Helps with excessive fatigue, muscle weakness, and muscle tension relief.
• Relieves anxiety and depression.


1. Skincare Products 

Benefits: Cleanses, inhibits microorganisms, balances oily skin, purifies the skin, and soothes inflammation.
Examples: Facial soaps, cleansing mousses, toners, serums, lotions, skin conditioning liquids, creams, eye creams, etc.


2. Body Care Products 

Benefits: Inhibits microorganisms, soothes inflammation, suitable for addressing excessive fatigue, muscle weakness, and relieving muscle tension.
Examples: Shampoos, shower gels, bath accessories, soothing lotions, etc.


3. Personal Care Products 

Benefits: Soothes respiratory allergies, prevents colds, and purifies the air.
Examples: Massage oils, essential oil sprays, diffusers.


4. Environmental Cleaning Products 

Benefits: Inhibits microorganisms and cleanses.
Examples: Cleansing sprays, hand wash.


【Product Description】

◇ Formula Application / Usage |

• Solubility: Lipophilic (oil-soluble).
• Recommended Mixing Method:
- Add at room temperature in a gentle manner, no additional heating required, to avoid prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
- Add the oil phase to the cosmetic formulation before emulsification, and blend it in after mixing.


◇ Precautions |

• Adjust the usage proportion according to individual skin condition.
• This product is a raw material, and it is recommended to dilute it before use.
• Before using on the face, conduct a patch test on a small area of the skin.
• Please use in normal amounts as directed.



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