The health benefits of Camphor Laurel
The health benefits of Camphor Laurel – As a Chemical Manufacturer, we know just how important our health is and making sure we keep safe, not only when working with resin but also in our day-to-day lives.
At U RESIN, we’re always looking for safer alternatives and natural materials to incorporate into our resins and resin creations. One such material that we highly recommend is Camphor Laurel. Not only does it add a unique element to our resin pieces, but it also has a range of health benefits that we think are worth exploring.
Camphor Laurel, also known as Cinnamomum Camphora, is a large evergreen tree native to Asia and commonly grown across Queensland. Queenslanders would even consider it to grow like a “weed”. The wood and leaves of the tree are rich in essential oils, including camphor, which gives the wood its distinct aroma.
One of the main health benefits of Camphor Laurel is its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. When used in resin creations, Camphor Laurel can help to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi, making it a great choice for kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Camphor Laurel also has natural insecticidal properties, which can help to repel insects and other pests. This makes it an ideal material for outdoor furniture and other items that are exposed to the elements.
Another benefit of Camphor Laurel is its ability to improve respiratory health. Camphor can be enjoyed by taking in its vapours. If you ever get a chance to visit our Perth-Based shop, you will be able to smell just how incredible the Camphor wood is. The strong wood smell can fill the room, simply by lifting the boards of the shelves. The natural, essential oils found in Camphor Laurel have a soothing effect on the respiratory system, helping to relieve congestion and other respiratory issues. It’s also been shown to have a positive effect on mental health, helping to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. If you struggle with anxiety or trying to relax, then this is the perfect type of timber to have in your home.
Camphor has also been known for its anti-inflammatory properties and has the ability to stimulate the digestive tract to promote healthy metabolism.
Camphor Laurel can be incorporated into your resin creations in multiple different ways. Here are a few of our favourite ways to use Camphor Laurel:
Create Resin Art on Cheeseboards – Coat a section or the handle of a camphor cheeseboard with either U RESIN Liquid Glass or U RESIN UltraCoat and use our U RESIN Wax or U RESIN Balm to enhance the timber grain and natural timber smell. With the addition of our U RESIN Balm or U RESIN Wax, you can protect your boards and continue using them for many years to come!
Embed camphor in Resin – Sand, cut or shave down camphor slabs to leave you with small camphor shavings or chips. The shavings can be added to a resin mould or mix with the resin to add natural texture to your artwork.
No matter how you use Camphor Laurel, the end result will be a beautiful, natural creation with added health benefits. Camphor Laurel is such a versatile and natural material that offers a range of health benefits when used alongside resin. From its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties to its ability to improve respiratory and mental health, Camphor Laurel is a great choice for anyone looking to incorporate natural materials into their resin art.