Leaf, Steam Distilled, Bosnia
Bay "laurel" leaf crowns were placed on the heads of headache sufferers as well as Greek scholars, hence the name baccalaureate which means "noble berry tree" in French (1). Bay essential oil is useful for immunity by way of stimulating the lymph, sinuses, lungs and circulation. When massaged directly onto swollen lymph nodes, it produces an almost immediate effect. It has a gentle relaxing effect on the nervous system, and it is also said to improve memory. It is recommended to use once a week as a preventative measure and usage can increase during cold and flu season. Smelling Bay is stimulating, improves memory, and cures headaches and stress (1).
Aromatic Profile: sweet, warm, spicy, pungent
Appearance: clear to pale yellow
Use: Natural perfumery in colognes, after shave lotions, spice accords, air refreshners, sacred perfumes, incense bouquet.
Blending Suggestions: Dilute well and add drop by drop to your blends until desired effect is achieved.
Blends well with: allspice eo and co2; anise star eo and co2; apple melange; apricot melange; benzoin eo and abs; bergtamot eo; buddhawood eo and co2; bay leaf eo; cananga eo; cassia eo and co2; chai spice melange; coffee eo, co2 and abs; clove bud eo, co2 and abs; cocoa co2; cypriol eo and co2; cardamon eo, co2 and abs; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; clover sweet abs; coriander eo, co2 and abs; galangal eo; geranium eo and abs; ginger eo, co2 and abs; hay abs; helichrysum eo and abs; henna saffron melange; henna leaf co2; oakmoss abs; labdanum abs; lavender eo, co2 and abs; lavandin eo and abs; laurel leaf eo and abs; licorice abs and co2; lovage leaf eo; lime eo; muhuhu eo; mandarin eo; mushroom abs; neroli eo; orange bitter eo; osmanthus abs; orange blossom abs; patchouli eo, co2 and abs; pine needle abs; petitgrain eo's; peru balsam eo and abs; rosemary eo and co2; saffron co2; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; siamwood eo; turmeric eo and co2; tolu balsam abs; tonka bean abs; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; ylang eo and abs
1. Keville and Green. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. Berkeley, CA. 2009. 178-179.
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