Common English Name: Lelshwa, camphor bush, African wild sage.
Botanical Name: Tarchonanthus camphoratus.
Plant Family: Asteraceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves.
Plant Description: An evergreen shrub with brown or grey-colored bark, and petiolate leaves that have a strong aroma of camphor when crushed.
Main Chemical Components: Monoterpenols.
Blends Well With: Frankincense, lavender, and pine essential oils; carrier oils.
Uses: To nourish hair and skin, damaged skin and hair, irritated skin, calming.
Fun Fact: Leleshwa essential oil can be used for many of the same purposes as tea tree essential oil.
Cautions for Use: None noted for general use.