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Botanical NameLaurus nobilis L.
Suggested UseAromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetics, Soapmaking, Candle Crafting
INCI NameLaurus Nobilis (Laurel) Leaf Oil
  
OriginVarious
Extraction MethodSteam Distilled
CultivationCertified Organic
Plant Partleaves.
Notetop, middle.
Aroma Familycamphorous, green.
Aroma ProfileFresh, strong, sweet-spicy, aromatic, camphoraceous and clove-like aroma with dryout notes that are pleasantly sweet and slightly spicy.
AppearanceColorless to very pale yellow, transparent, mobile liquid.

 

Laurel Leaf essential oil, also known as Bay Laurel, has a fresh, strong, sweet-spicy, camphoraceous and clove-like aroma. One needs to look no further than our concept of poet (or other) laureates to observe the reverence and symbolism attached to the Laurel tree (Laurus nobilis L.). In Latin, laureatus, or 'crowned with laurels' from the late 14th century, is the earliest reference to poetic or heroic distinction.

With a warming and invigorating aroma, Laurel Leaf essential oil is composed of an unusually wide range of molecules from almost every major chemical group – terpenes, esters, alcohols, oxides and phenols – and displays, on its own, the broad spectrum of effects one would normally attempt to create in a blend. It would make a beautiful addition to topical preparations, after-shaves, soaps, scrubs or body oils for use in the shower or bath, or incorporated into a diffuser blend. If you have access to a sauna, we highly recommend bringing Laurel Leaf essential oil to your next session. This is one of our absolute favorite uses for this product and allows one to take advantage of its full range of benefits.

 

 

 

Laurel Leaf

PriceFrom $10.71
  • Laurel leaf, Bay (Laurus nobilis) lvs: analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anticoagulant, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, appetite stimulant, decongestant, digestive tonic, diuretic, emmenagogic, expectorant, hypotensive, immune support, lymphatic support, mucolytic, sedative, tonic, warming -- abscesses, arthritis, boils, ears/nose/throat infections, excess mucus production, flu, high blood pressure, infected acne, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, mouth ulcers, rheumatism, respiratory infections, scanty menses, sinusitis, skin infections, slow/impaired digestion, skin infections/ulcers, swollen lymph nodes 

     

    (*do not use on children under 2 years of age, can cause central nervous system and breathing problems, potential skin sensitizer-maximum use 0.5% )

  • Safety Considerations

    • Due to a high 1,8-cineole content, avoid use with young children. It is also a potential mucous membrane irritant (low risk) and skin sensitizer (low risk) – avoid use on hypersensitive or damaged skin and on children less than 2 years of age.[2] Please note that this oil contains methyleugenol which is recognized as potentially carcinogenic by the IFRA. IFRA recommends a maximum dermal use level of 0.01%; Tisserand recommends 0.5%.[3]
    • Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
    • Store in a cool, dark place away from heat and light.
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