Bay 100% Pure Essential Oil (Laurus nobilis L)
Product of Hungary / Turkey. 15 mL.
Bay Essential Oil has a spicy bay leaf scent with a strong top note.
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.
USES OF BAY
Bay oil is considered an analgesic in aromatherapy, and it helps in relieving rheumatic muscle and joint pain and nerve pain (neuralgia). It may also be used as a massage oil or added to bathwater along with citrus or spice oils to induce a relaxing effect. It is added to hair products like shampoos for its ability to promote healthy hair growth and help boost scalp circulation. Bay oil, as well as fresh bay leaves, may serve as an insect repellent and air freshener too.
Bay oil can help reduce pain from joint and muscle problems (including sprains and arthritis), and alleviate coughs and colds, viral infections and flu. It also functions as a decongestant and can be used to help ease respiratory problems when inhaled.
As with all essential oils, always do a skin test and/or mix with a carrier oil. Always do your research on the safest ways to use any essential oil.