Camphor spirits can be used for temporary relief of minor aches, muscle and joint pain associated with arthritis, strains, bruises and simple backaches. Camphor can also be used in a steam vaporizer to help relieve coughing by moisten breathing passages.
Other benefits of camphor spirits include:
- Can be added to warm coconut or sesame oil and applied to the body before a shower to relieve swelling, aches, and pains produced by arthritis.
- Known as an effective insect and moth repellent. Soaking a piece of cloth in camphor and leaving it in the open drives away insects like fleas, mosquitoes, and flies. It is also beneficial for repelling germs from the house and eradicating head lice.