Latin Name — Laurus 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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