Bay leaf 100% Pure Joy Naturals essential oil has a powerful, spicy-medicinal scent. Bay Leaf essential oil has uplifting and grounding properties and is said to clear mental confusion and clarify thought processes. Bay Leaf essential oil is also known to be a natural antiseptic.
Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis L
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: This can be from a pale yellow green to orange brown liquid with a thin consistency.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Bay has a spicy bay leaf scent with a strong top note.
Blends With: Bergamot, Virginian Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Ginger, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, Ylang-ylang.
Product Abstract: This is an evergreen tree which can grow up to 20 meters high with dark green, glossy leaves and black berries. Bay was very popular with the Romans, who thought it was a symbol of wisdom, peace and protection. The Latin laudis means ‘to praise’, which is why the victors at the Olympic Games were presented with a laurel wreath made of bay leaves.
Cautions: DO NOT DRINK essential oils. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. For best results Diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil.
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