Mountain Rose Herbs

Bay Laurel Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis

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.

Properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, 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.

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.

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