Oil Name: Bay Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Pimenta racemosa
The scent of Bay oil is sweet, fresh and spicy. The oil is deep yellow in color and is of medium to watery viscosity.
This sturdy evergreen tree is a native of West Indies, Venezuela and the Guianas. Nowadays the oil is obtained mostly from Morocco and Spain. The leaves collected from a tree at least 5 years old, are subjected to steam distillation (salt is often added or seawater used in the still).
Essential or Carrier Oil?
Eugenol, Chavicol, Myrcene, Cineol, and Methyl Eugenol.
Analgesic, Antibiotic, Anti-neuralgic, Antiseptic, Aperitif, Astringent, emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Insecticide, Sedative, Tonic
Circulation Problems, Colds and Flu, Dental Infection, Diarrhoea, Muscular Aches and Pains, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Skin Infection
Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Irritant to Mucus Membranes, pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers
Detail of Warnings
Bay oil has a high eugenol content and may irritate the skin and mucus membranes, so use with caution.
Pregnant women should avoid it.
Compatible Combination Oils
Cedarwood, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang-ylangTags: Bay essential oils