Bay Laurel (Laurel Leaf) Essential Oil


Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Geographic Origin: Mediterranean
Method of Farming: 100% Pure – Conventional
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Part of Plant: Leaves and branchlets
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“The oil is best suited to writers, poets, painters, musicians and creative artists – those with psychic tendencies, who depend on intuition and inspiration for heir work. It promotes confidence, insight and courage.” (Lawless J. Aromatherapy and the mind. Harper Collins Publishers, England, 1994)

Bay Laurel, also known as Laurel LEAF, is an evergreen tree up to approximately 60 ft high. It is native to the Canary Islands and indigenous to western Europe. With dark green glossy leaves and black berries, it is commonly grown as a garden ornamental shrub. The essential oil is extracted from mature leaves, not yet dried – as this contains the higher oil content. The color of the L. nobilis oil is pale yellow to olive green. It has a spicy, sweet, fresh, medicinal aroma. Also known as Sweet Bay, but not to be confused with West Indian Bay oil (Pimenta oils), or the Californian Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica), the Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), or the Alexandrian Bay oil (Calophyllum inophyllum).

Bay Laurel is known for promoting confidence and courage. It is said that it can help with depression, anxiety, and fear. Some suggest that Bay Laurel can be added to a shampoo to help with dandruff and hair growth or mix with Grapeseed carrier oil to help with acne.

FACTS: Bay Laurel was a symbol of wisdom, protection and peace for ancient Romans and Egyptians. It was also considered a protector against evil throughout the middle ages and has long been used in cooking to aid digestion. It is said that Laurel leaves were also used for treating bee and wasp stings.

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10ml (1/3 fl oz)