Bay Laurel Essential Oil
Bay Laurel Essential Oil (Laurus nobilis) is commonly confused with Bay Essential Oil (Pimenta racemosa), due to their similar common names. Though they share some broad aromatic similarities, both are very different essential oils. The Bay Laurel tree, an evergreen shrub, is indigenous to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region but it is mostly cultivated in Europe nowadays. However, in ancient times, it was widely believed that the tree contained magical powers, thus making it capable of warding off evil and diseases.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
A warming and energizing essential oil, Laurel Leaf Essential Oil is well regarded in aromatherapy due to its unique molecular structure. This essential oil is composed of an unusually wide range of molecules from nearly all of the primary chemical groups - terpenes, esters, alcohols, oxides and phenols - and displays, on its own, the broad spectrum of therapeutic effects.
Laurel Leaf Essential Oil can help reduce minor pain and inflammation, ease unwanted muscle spasms, and help promote healthy lung activity. It would make a beautiful addition to soaps, scrubs or body oils for use in the shower or bath, or incorporated into a diffuser blend. One of our favorite ways of using this essential oil is to help support healthy circulation and lymph movement. Bay Laurel can be an interesting addition to hair care blends, said to be an excellent remedy for hair and scalp, stimulating hair growth and clearing dandruff.
Emotionally and energetically, Laurel Leaf Essential Oil is both uplifting and grounding, helping to clear mental confusion and clarify thought processes. Bay Laurel Essential Oil oil can boost confidence and help with mental clarity and focus. This oil is warming, and invites positive thinking.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
PART USED Leaves
SYNONYMS Laurus nobilis L.
COMMON NAMES Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Laurel Leaf, Laurel Tree
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle to Top Note
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