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Bay Laurel Essential Oil

Laurus nobilis Origin: Hungary

Bay Laurel Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Laurus nobilis

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distillation

Parts Used

Leaves and twigs

Note Classification



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.


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.