Bay Laurel Essential Oil, Wildcrafted
also known as Bay Essential Oil or Laurel Essential Oil (Laurus nobilis)
While Bay Laurel oil has a broad spectrum of actions, it also has potential toxicity issues, including possible carcinogenic effects, CNS suppression, and skin sensitization. Since both IFRA and the EU have recommended maximum dermal use concentrations of 0.01% and 0.005% respectively, we have placed this essential oil on the restricted list.
Description and Uses: Bay Laurel oil (Laurus nobilis), also known as Sweet Bay Oil or Laurel, is an uplifting oil that comes from bay leaves, well known in the culinary world. Laurel essential oil has a broad spectrum of actions but is also associated with potential toxicity.
Our Wildcrafted Bay Laurel Oil is part of our line of Artisan Quality Essential Oils.
Caution – maximum concentration for dermal use is 1% not the usual 2.5% for most other essential oils.
Bay Oil is often used in essential oil blends and is an integral part of our Self-Confidence Essential Oil Blend.
Bay Laurel History & Origin
Bay laurel natively grows as a shrub in the Mediterranean region. In ancient times, laurel was the very symbol of victory and prestige. Associated to the divinity of the Greeks Apollo, Romans and Greeks used to crown their leaders and elite members with its leaves. In the classic image of Jules Cesar, he is shown wearing a laurel leaf.
The use and of laurel is well established both for its culinary and for its therapeutic properties.
Essential Oil Safety Considerations