How to Melt Camphor?

Answer Camphor is the white, crystalline product of the Cinnamonum camphora tree. It is used in ointments for its cooling, numbing effect; it is an active ingredient in lip balms meant to treat cold sores... Read More »

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When you try to melt the chocolate, is it possible to melt it by putting it in the microwave?

Yes it would, but I think the best way to smoothly melt chocolate is to place it in a bowl and then place that bowl into a saucepan of hot water. It melts slowwly and evenly and doesn't bubble or b... Read More »

Where Does Camphor Come From?

Camphor is an aromatic, crystalline substance related to turpentine. Most commercial camphor is obtained from the camphor tree. Also known as the camphor laurel or gum camphor, the camphor tree is ... Read More »

Who invented camphor?

Camphor was not an invention. It is a waxy, crystal-like compound derived naturally from the leaves or root of the camphor tree. Camphor uses include insect repellent, anti-itch gels and fireworks.... Read More »

Camphor Dangers?

Camphor is a white crystalline substance obtained from the tree, Cinnamomum camphora, according to the Botanical website. The name, however, has also been given to different concrete, odorous, vola... Read More »