Essential Oil Profile: Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel

Latin Name: Laurus nobilis

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant part: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Typical Country: Croatia

Note/Element: Note:Top/middle. Element: Fire, Metal

Functional Groups: Terpene, sesquiterpene, alcohol, ester, phenol,oxide

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Kapha

Scent: Spicy,refreshing,penetrating

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions :  Not during pregnancy. Skin sensitizing. Not for young children.

Physical Uses: Swollen lymph glands, indigestion, stimulate appetite, colds, flu, immune system, cough, muscle and joint pain.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental clarity, stress, studying, courage

Other Uses : Apply diluted behind lower ear(not inside!) for swollen glands.

Blends Well With: Needle, cones, citrus, spices, herbs

Possible Substitutions: Cinnamon Leaf


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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