Bay Essential Oil

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Bay oil is extracted from the leaves and has a fresh-spicy top note and a sweet-balsamic undertone. Bay can be used to promote healthy hair and help everyday aches and pains.

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Description

Bay | Latin Name: Pimenta Racemosa | Family: Lauraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Tree, Leaf

This Essential oil is a dark yellow mobile liquid with fresh spicy to note and a sweet balsamic undertone.

Bay is a wild large evergreen that grows up to thirty feet high and is native to Southern Europe. It has long lance-shaped leaves which are feathery and glossy which bear small creamy yellow flowers and blackberries. The oil is often obtained from Morocco and Spain. Good for muscular and articular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains. Also good for colds, influenza and infectious diseases.

Blends

Blends well with Cedarwood, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme and Ylang Ylang.

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Properties

Bay is analgesic, anticonvulsant, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, stimulant and tonic (for hair). It is a scalp stimulant, hair rinse for dandruff, good for greasy, lifeless hair and promoting growth.

Bay is beneficial for muscular and articular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains. Also good for colds, influenza and infectious diseases.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings 

Herbal & Folk tradition

Used by the ancient Egyptians and popular with the Romans who saw Bay as a symbol of wisdom, protection and peace. Apollo the god of healing was associated with the Bay tree. The myth goes that pleasant and prophetic dreams are had if a Bay leaf is placed under the pillow. More practically it has long been used in soups and sauces. Church floors in Greece are strewn with Bay leaves perhaps due to their antiseptic quality.

Safety Data and MSDS

Moderately toxic due to the high eugenol content: also a mucous membrane irritant – use in moderation only. Unlike Bay laurel, it does not cause dermal irritation.

Eugenol (up to 56%), Myrcene, Chavicol.

Bay MSDS
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