Our organic bay leaf essential oil is a middle note steam distilled from Laurus nobilis. It can be described as having a somewhat ‘medicinal’ aroma and shares qualities with oils like eucalyptus and tea tree for its intense and refreshing camphoraceous scent. Bay laurel oil is often used in diffuser blends for its ability to cleanse the air and encourage deep breathing.
Laurus nobilis is native to the Mediterranean and has long been a symbol of prosperity, intellect, cleansing, and divination. The sturdy evergreen leaves are woven into wreaths or crowns and have long been a symbol of success in academia and the arts.
Aroma This complex aroma has fresh and herbal camphoraceous notes that are layered with sweetness and spice.
Constituents This oil contains 1,8-cineole, α-pinene, α-terpinyl acetate, and linalool.
You will find 1,8-cineole in eucalyptus, cajeput, and sage. α-Pinene is found in many oils such as myrtle, cistus, angelica root, and Scotch pine. α-Terpinyl acetate appears in cypress, and cardamom. Linalool is found in ho wood, lavender tea tree, neroli, and spike lavender.
Blending and Uses Bay leaf and Roman chamomile are a beautiful aromatic pair for roll-on aromatherapy or linen mist while unwinding at the end of your day. Use bay leaf oil in your diffuser to create an uplifting and protected space. Add lavender, cinnamon leaf, or lemon to enhance these comforting qualities. Blend into homemade cleaning recipes with cedar, pine, or lime oils for surface spray, scrubs, or laundry soap.
Add to massage oils and blends for occasional soreness with ylang ylang, eucalyptus, ginger, or marjoram. Use bay oil in toning facial sprays for normal to oily skin types mixed with sage or bergamot oils and witch hazel.
This oil can be used around the home to deter pests with its strong aroma or added to outdoor sprays with cedar, lavender, and citronella.
Packaging 1/2 oz. and 1 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.
Safety This oil can cause breathing problems in young children. It is potentially carcinogenic, can cause skin sensitization and mucous membrane irritation. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.
Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil, and then wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin. Learn more about using essential oils here.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.