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Bay West Indies Essential Oil

Pimenta racemosa Origin: West Indies

Bay West Indies Essential Oil


Botanical Name.

Pimenta racemosa

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used


Note Classification

Top to middle


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.


Analgesic, anticonvulsant, antineuralgic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, hair tonic, stimulant.

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.