Kuromoji (Japanese Camphor) - Lindera umbellata

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Botanical Name - Kuromoji (Japanese Camphor) - Lindera umbellata.

Plant Origin - Japan.

Oil taken from - Leaves and twigs.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - An intensely potent, refreshing & clean woody and

peppery aroma with campherous undertones.


Traditional uses for Japanese Kuromoji Essential Oil include -

Kuromoji Essential Oil is extracted from wild trees that grow in Niigata, in Japan.

The product is completely sustainable as the oil is extracted from trees that have been pruned and/or cut as part of a Government programme that focuses on maintaining the countryside in Japan.

It has a soothing and relaxing effect on the mind, helping reduce tension when stressed and anxious.

When used in massage it helps improve the circulation and has a pleasant, gently warming and relaxing effect on the body.

Kuromoji relaxes tension in tight muscles and stiff joints with its strong anti-inflammatory properties.  It can be used for neuralgia, arthritis and sports related injuries.

It can be effectively used in body skincare support when used regularly, and offers a highly anti-microbial and anti-oxidant profile that can protect the skin from infections.

Kuromoji can also be used to help respiratory conditions and reduce air-born infections when burnt and inhaled. 

It has been used traditionally in Japan for generations, it is added to balms to help open the chest when breathing is laboured and is applied to the muscles and joints to ease discomfort when mobility is reduced and limited.


Japanese Kuromoji Essential Oil blends well with -

Rosemary, Marjoram, Chamomile, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Basil Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Japanese Kuromoji Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Japanese Kuromoji Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

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Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

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The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

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Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.