Camphor is an evergreen that belongs to the laurel family. It is commonly found as a powdery, solid substance which is distilled from the camphor tree.
Camphor has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to open the mind and senses, as well as relieve pain and swelling. The plant’s distinctive scent is crisp and fresh. When used as kohl, camphor (in small doses) is antibacterial and gentle on the skin around the eyes. This protects the eye from contaminating particles, as well as from drying out.
Camphor is incorporated into the formulas for: