Gum spirits of turpentine are mostly used as paint thinners and to make products such as menthol and camphor. Derivatives of turpentine have also been used to flavor food and drinks.Continue Reading
Gum spirits of turpentine are also used medicinally to relieve muscle aches and toothaches. They are applied topically to serve as a counterirritants to muscle pain. When added to a bath, they relieve the symptoms of sclerosis and treat sexual problems. They also treat wounds and are part of the formula for chest rubs that treat congestion.
Turpentine, an essential oil derived from pine trees, may also have antibacterial properties and stops osteoclasts, which are specialized bone cells, from reabsorbing bone.Learn more about Cleaning Products
Over-the-counter treatments for toe fungus include using water-diluted vinegar foot soaks and vaporizing rubs that include menthol, camphor and eucalyptus, according to Dr. Marvin Lipman with Consumer Reports. Supplements such as acetic acid; tea tree, lavender and lemongrass essential oils; and jojoba oils may also help to treat toe fungus.Full Answer >
Homemade remedies for getting rid of ladybugs include making a camphor and menthol spray, filling a bowl with soapy water and sprinkling clove oil over infested areas. Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of menthol and camphor, and spray where ladybugs are hiding. The odor will drive them away.Full Answer >
The three active ingredients in VapoRub Greaseless Cream include camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, says OTCRX4U.com. However, there is conflicting information about the exact formulation of the product, which is also identified by UPC 323900006164. Sources disagree on the percentages of each active ingredient and on the product's inactive ingredients.Full Answer >
Applying topical anti-itch medications, such as those containing camphor, menthol, benzocaine or antihistamine, can relieve itchy skin, according to MedicineNet. Applying cool temperatures to the affected area using an ice pack, cold wash cloth or cool bath, also stops skin itching.Full Answer >