Aromatherapy for Body, Mind & Spirit

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Properties  (Laurus nobilis) 

Strong, medicinal, herbaceous, spicy scent.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Leaves
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Also known as Sweet Bay, Laurel Leaf, Bay Laurel

Bay Leaf Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Bay Leaf, Sweet 

Sweet bay is an evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean area, Europe and the United States. The tree grows up to 60 feet in height.

The early Roman and Greeks used bay laurel as a symbol of reward and glory. It was the greatest honor to be crowned with a bay laurel wreath. Recipients of the bay laurel wreath were kings, priests, prophets, scholars, poets, athletes and soliders. It was valued for its memory-improvement properties and used for insect stings, painful joints and inflammation.

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Documented properties of bay leaf for aromatherapy include analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, antineuralgic, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aastringent, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, diruetic, emetic, expectorant, hepatic, hypotensor, insect repellent, laxative, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.

Bay leaf essential oil has a long history of use as a pain reliever for arthritic aches and pains, lower back pain, earaches, and sore muscles and sprains. This oil should be used in moderation, as it easily overpowers other aromas and causes drowsiness. Bay leaf is a warming oil which promotes circulation and perspiration. The oil is also calming and helps reduce stress.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Suggestions & Blends

Bay leaf essential oil blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli, pine, neroli, rose, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang.

Dilute with a carrier oil prior to skin contact.

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Safety Tips

May inhibit blood clotting. Avoid if you have had a history of health problems or cancer. Avoid use on hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin. Do not use on children under 2 years of age. Do not use if pregnant.

Bay Leaf, Sweet Essential Oil Reviews

I’m using this mixed with white vinegar in a spray bottle to repel ants. We’ve had a major problem with all the rains.” A.P.

“This product works wonders for my wife’s arthritis. She has suffered from aching hands for many years since she was in her 30s. As she has gotten a bit older, pain has become more of an issue, especially in the joints closest to the fingernail. I love essential oil treatments, and have found myself doing tons of research, online and thru books that specialize in EO recipes. I heard about Bay Laurel being a ‘wonder’ oil for arthritis, and decided to try it. I use this Bay Leaf *Laurus nobillis EO, combined with spearmint, lavender ‘population’, thyme, geranium and ginger. Yes, it is quite a few oils to mix, but most every oil listed here is found in many EO recipe blends for arthritis. The Bay, however, is the main ingredient in my blend. For most of my blends, I use the 1 oz amber dropper. This arthritis blend is very concentrated, e.g., Bay Leaf 5mils, mixed with 5 drops each, of the others listed above. If you do not have some of the oils listed above, no worries, as the this Bay is the kicker. Peppermint is a good all around substitute or addition. Like I said, my blend is quite concentrated. My carrier oil is Apricot or Coconut. Hope this helps you and your love ones.” – Tom

“This is a very good product. Bay Leaf has a wonderful aroma, and this is a natural, full strength essential oil of the Bay Leaf. It is advertised for aches and pains, but I have used it for its pleasing aroma in beauty creams. It is a great product at a great price.” – P. McWhorter

“Was so glad to find this oil, needed it to make a certain blend recipe.” – C. Scott 

References

Essential OilBay Leaf, Sweet
Botanical NameLaurus nobilis
SourceLeaves
Country of OriginFrance
Method of DistillationSteam
Main Constituents1,8 Cineole, Linalool, Methyl Eugenol, Alpha-Terpinyl Acetate, Isovaleraldehyde
CAS No8006-78-8