Latin Name: Laurus nobilis
Country of Origin: Croatia
Extraction Method: Steam distilled leaves
Middle/top note with a fresh, sweet, spicy, fresh, balsamic aroma.
A great antiseptic and decongestant for the respiratory system, helpful with bronchitis. Effective as an appetite stimulant and for decreasing intestinal gas.
Bay is also reputed to stimulate hair growth and tackle dandruff. Its antiseptic qualities make it useful for boils, abscesses and acne. An effective diuretic, it is particularly good at moving lymph and decreasing edema. May stimulate menses. Emotional Support - it is widely considered the go-to oil to help you rally your courage. It also encourages fortitude, inspiration, protection, direction and creativity.
Do not use with children under 5 related to the 1,8 cineole content.
Avoid during pregnancy, or if currently taking blood-thinning medication.
Skin sensitization possible if used over a three week period, or when using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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