White camphor oil (Cinnamomum camphora) is a potent essential oil that brings a number of health benefits. This essential oil comes from the camphor tree, which is native to Asia, specifically in Japan, Taiwan (Formosa), and China. It was initially widely cultivated only in China, but is now also grown in Sri Lanka and India. Camphor oil produces three distinct fractions: white, brown, and yellow. Among all fractions, only white camphor oil is used for medicinal and aromatic purposes. Ironically, white camphor oil is not widely recognized in the aromatherapy field even though it's a common ingredient in mentholated products or ointments to cure skin diseases and fungal infections. This essential oil emits an intense penetrating scent, which makes it an effective insect repellent, especially for moths and flies. White camphor oil is a popular ingredient for moth balls, which is used in clothes and linens.