Bay Leaf Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis L
Country of Origin: Hungary
Extraction Process: Steam Distillation
Active Constituent(s): 1,8-Cineole 45%
Part of Plant: Leaves
Also Known As: Bay Laurel Essential Oil, Bay Essential Oil.
Appearance: Ranges from pale yellow green to orange brown liquid.
Oil Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top
Aromatherapy: Bay Leaf Essential Oil has a spicy and herbaceous scent. This oil is 100% pure and natural essential oil; certified as per the processes of the ISO 9235 standard.
Essential Oil Recipes: Bay Leaf Essential Oil blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Ginger, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary and Ylang-ylang Essential Oils.
Uses: Essential oils such as Bay Leaf Oil are suitable for use in an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser. It may also be used for aromatherapy massage when diluted in a suitable carrier oil.
The complex chemical constituents of Bay Essential Oil, which include Cineole and Linalool, offer antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-neuralgic, astringent, insecticidal and sedative properties. These properties have been sought in the treatment of rheumatism, muscular pain, circulation problems, colds, flu, dental infections and skin infections.
Interesting Facts: The Latin word "laudis" means 'to praise', which is why the victors at the Olympic Games were presented with a laurel wreath made of Bay leaves.
Cautions: Owing to its high eugenol concentration, Bay Leaf Essential Oil may cause irritation of the skin and mucus membranes. Avoid during pregnancy.
General Information: Sunrise Botanics provides this essential oils guide for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or resource on essential oil uses, safety and precautions for all essential oils Canada, USA and Worldwide.