Laurel Leaf (Bay Laurel) Organic Essential Oil

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Laurel Leaf (Bay Laurel) Organic Essential Oil

The laurel tree is a small unimpressive shrub or tree, originating in the eastern Mediterranean countries. The evergreen tree reaches maturity after five years and yields about 5 kg of leaves per season, which in turn gives about 50-70 g of essential oil.


Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Origin: Morocco
Family: Lauraceae
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Note: Top
Colour: Pale yellow green
Consistency: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Laurel is known for its strong effects on the nervous system. Its antispasmodic and analgesic properties make it mildly narcotic. Coupled with its sedative properties, it is used for neuritis, depression, anxiety, fear and psychosis. Its stimulating and warming properties are used to produce fire and warmth in one's emotions, bringing awareness, courage and confidence. Fresh, strong but sweet, aromatic camphoraceous, somewhat spicy medicinal odor.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Bay Leaf, Citrus Oils, Clary Sage, Cypress, Hyssop, Juniper berry.
Common Uses: Laurel's antiseptic, antibacterial, and ant fungal properties are used with scars, acne pimples, boils, scabies, etc. It is reportedly a tonic to the hair and scalp stimulating hair growth and aiding with dandruff.
History: Laurel leaf has been known for thousands of years, but the use of its leaves as a household culinary herb is a comparatively recent one.


Cautions: Non-toxic, possible skin irritant (methyl eugenol); some sensitization; cross sensitization with costus. Avoid in pregnancy.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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