Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Laurus Nobilis
Method of Cultivation: Cultivated without Chemicals
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Strong, spicy, medicinal, herbaceous
Largest Producing Countries: Morocco, France, and Spain
Traditional Use: Bay oil was very popular with the Romans. They thought bay was a symbol of wisdom, peace, and protection.
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, aperitive, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, sedative
Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, ginger, juniper, lavender, orange, patchouli, pine, rosemary, ylang ylang
Of Interest: The nymph Daphne escaped Apollo's attentions by being transformed into a tree. Since Apollo could not have her as his wife he took this tree, the bay laurel, as his emblem.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
Products Used In: Organic Castile & Black Soap Shampoo (Dry to Normal Scalp), Kukui Nut Oil & Amla Herbal Cleansing Conditioner, Cool Breeze Bath Tea, Head-to-Toe Calendula Oil