Bay Laurel Essential Oil, Wildcrafted
also known as Bay Essential Oil or Laurel Essential Oil (Laurus nobilis)
Bay Laurel 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.
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.
Bay Laurel Safety Considerations
Caution – maximum concentration for dermal use is 1% not the usual 2.5% for most other essential oils. 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. Although we do not advise internal use of ANY essential oils except under properly qualified medical supervision, some experts have specifically cautioned against the internal use of this oil.
All our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.
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