Aroma: Powerfully spicy and fresh scent reminiscent of bay leaves used in cooking
Latin Name: Laurus nobilis
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Harvested from wild growing plants
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Leaves
Color: Clear to pale yellow/green
Perfumery Note: Middle
Consistency: Thin liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Wonderfully uplifting and mentally clarifying
Suggested Use: May people include bay in essential oil blends for a deodorizing freshness. Topically, it can be diluted to offer a warm and stimulating effect. Dilute to a minimum of 3 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil with topical application to avoid skin sensitization.
History: Bay laurel leaves have famously been used to crown Greek scholars and athletic victors in ancient Greece and Rome. The priestesses of Delphi would breathe in the fumes of burning bay smoke to increase their prophetic visions. Over hundreds of years, the bay leaf has been used as a food spice in cooking.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute properly with use. Avoid with pregnancy, breastfeeding, small children, pets, and certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.