Bay (West Indies) Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Pimenta racemosa
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Top to middle
Aroma:Sweet, spicy, balsamic, medicinal
Largest Producing Countries: West Indies, South and Central America
Traditional Use: West Indian bay is the main ingredient for the fragrance bay rum, and is also used in many hair tonics.
Properties:Analgesic, anticonvulsant, antineuralgic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, hair tonic, stimulant.
Benefits: Colds, dandruff, fatigue, muscular pain, neuralgia, poor circulation, promotes hair growth, rheumatism, skin infections, sprains, strains. Bay can be easily added to many hair care recipes.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Of Interest:Bay is used in many fragrances for men, including aftershaves and lotions.
Safety Data: Not for internal use. Avoid while pregnant, and if suffering from kidney or liver conditions.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.