Mountain Rose Herbs

Bay West Indies Essential Oil

  • Pimenta racemosa
  • Origin: West Indies
Bay West Indies Essential Oil


Parts Used


Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Top to middle


Sweet, spicy, balsamic, medicinal


West Indian bay is the main ingredient for the fragrance bay rum, and is also used in many hair tonics.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Herbal Miscellany

Bay is used in many fragrances for men, including aftershaves and lotions.


Oil Specific: Not for internal use. Avoid while pregnant, and if suffering from kidney or liver conditions.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. 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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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.