Bay Laurel Oil

Apollo persuing Daphne

Bay laurel oil ….. In Greek mythology, Daphne was the personification of the laurel tree. She was the beautiful daughter of a river god and lived a pastoral existence and rejected every lover. When Apollo pursued her, she prayed to Gaea or to her father to save her. She was transformed into a laurel. Apollo took its leaves to weave garlands that were thereafter awarded to prize- winning poets.

Botanical Name - Laurus nobilis

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distillation

Parts Used - Leaves and twigs

Note Classification – Middle

Aroma - Strong, spicy, medicinal, herbaceous

Largest Producing Countries - France, Spain, Italy, China, Israel, Turkey, Morocco, and Russia

bay laurel

Traditional Use - Bay oil was very popular with the Romans, who thought Bay was a symbol of wisdom, peace and protection.

Properties - Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, aperitive, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, hypotensive, sedative.

Benefits - Loss of appetite, arthritis, colds, flatulence, high blood pressure, infections, lymphatic congestion, rheumatism, insomnia. Add bay to a massage oil to help with fluid retention.

Blends Well With - Bergamot, ginger, orange, patchouli, rosemary, ylang-ylang, pine, cypress, juniper, lavender, frankincense, clary sage, olibanum, labdanum, citrus & spice oils.

Safety DataBay laurel oil has high eugenol content and may irritate the skin and mucus membranes, so use with caution. Avoid this oil during pregnancy.

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