Laurel Leaf (Bay Laurel) Organic Essential Oil

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Laurel Leaf (Bay Laurel) Organic Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Origin: Spain

: 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.

Colour: Pale yellow green

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.

Consistency: Light

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Blends Well With: Bay Leaf, Citrus Oils, Clary Sage, Cypress, Hyssop, Juniper berry

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.

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
Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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