Bay Laurel

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Latin NameLaurus nobilis,  also known as Bay, Laurel leaf, bay sweet.
Country of Origin — Crete
Cultivation — Wild grown
Aroma — Camphoraceous, fresh sweet, spicy, stimulating
Extraction Method - Steam Distillation
Plant Part:
Fresh picked leaves
Energetics — Moves, circulates Qi, (invigorating), promotes awareness, releases mental blocks. Warming. Tones.
Safety — Not for use on children under 2. Dilute for topical use to .5%. Caution with long term topical use, on sensitive skin. 
Actions supported by clinical studies: Antifungal, antiseptic, bactericidal (Battaglia)

Leading / Common Uses:Digestive: improve appetite, tonic. Respiratory: Antiseptic, expectorant. Lymphatic system: Schnaubelt suggests topical use of diluted bay laurel to support lymphatic system during respiratory infections.
Mental / Emotional:
Mentally invigorating and refreshing, similar to Rosemary, boost confidence. 

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Recipe — Stay Strong

  • 6 drops Bay laurel
  • 3 drops Ravensara
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 6 drops Lavender

For topical use, blend the essential oils with 30 ml / 1 ounce carrier oil unscented natural lotion. Apply onto upper chest, apply warm damp towel or heat for respiratory support.
For inhalation use, add 5 drops in diffuser, or 2-3 drops in a steaming bowl of water to open stuffy heads, make an aromastick to carry with you for daily support for moods or respiratory support.

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1 Review

Suzanne Ryan 30th Oct 2023

Bay Laurel

I love using Bay Laurel, Laurus Nobilis. This is probably my first love in using essential oils. It's a great oil to get the lymphatic circulation open. However, don't use it every day as you may become sensitized to it. I recommend diluting it if you're a therapist using it on other people. I like it full strength on myself.

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