Bay Leaf Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-B03
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £4.50
Historically Bay Leaf oil was very popular with the Romans, who believed that the herb symbolised wisdom, peace and protection. Bay leaves have also long been used in the West Indies in Bay Rum - an aftershave and a soothing and refreshing body and scalp lotion. According to tradition, islanders would gather leaves from the bay trees, crush them, and leave them to soak in hot water or rum for a period of time. They would then use the fragrant infusion as a hair and scalp tonic, to soothe aches and pains , to reduce fever and to relieve headaches.
- Botanical Name: Pimenta racemosa
- Species: Myrtaceae
- Origin: West Indies
- Note: Top
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use on very sensitive skin or directly on mucous membranes. Use in moderation
Bay Leaf essential oil is a superb oil to use to nourish your hair and scalp. It helps to treat and stimulate the scalp, helping to prevent dandruff. It also helps to restore body, and tone oily, damaged, lifeless hair.
Bay Leaf oil is both uplifting and grounding, and can help to calm the nerves, clear mental confusion, fatigue and provide clarity of thought.
Bay Leaf can be helpful for general aches and pains and it is sometimes used in steam inhalations as it has an antiseptic effect on the respiratory system. It can help settle the digestive system, helping to soothe stress-related bloating, wind and stomach pains.
Blends well with:
Orange, Lavender and Lime (To make Bay Rum fragrance add Cinnamon, Clove and Star Anise)
Eugenol 56%, Limonene 4%, Linalool 3%.
Split End Hair Treatment Oil
50ml Soya oil
45ml Coconut oil
4ml Vitamin E oil
8 drops of Lavender essential oil
7 drops of Bay Leaf essential oil
10 drops of Tangerine essential oil
4 drops of Star Anise essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together. Rub a small amount into the palms of the hands and apply sparingly to the split ends and leave in. For a more intensive treatment add generously to the ends and cover with a shower cap. Leave for an hour then shampoo out.