Natural camphene is found in many plant essential oils, such as Turpentine oil, Cypress oil, Camphor oil, Citronella oil, etc.
Camphene appears colorless to white crystalline solid with camphor-like spicy odor. It is nearly insoluble in water, but well soluble in common organic solvents. It is prepared industrially by the Alkali treatment after the reaction of Hydrogen chloride and alpha-pinene.
Camphene is widely used as the raw material of synthetic fragrance ingredient and food-used flavorings.