Bay: Laurus nobilis (L.)
Why bay? Bay has a sweet and slightly spicy aroma, similar to eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus and cajuput Melaleuca leucadendron; which is not only stimulating to inhale, but also lovely when used in a vaporizer to “clear the air.”
Quality Assured: Our certified organic bay essential oil is sustainably sourced from Hungary. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Bay aromatherapy essential oil has a clarifying and grounding aroma, making it an ideal oil for reading a book or opening the mind.
Regulatory Status: Bay essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Bay: Bay has a sweet, pleasant, and slightly spicy fragrance. It blends well with:
bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia
black pepper Piper nigrum
clary sage Salvia sclarea
cypress Cupressus sempervirens
frankincense Boswellia carterii
juniper Juniperus communis
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
neroli Citrus aurantium var. amara
nutmeg Myristica fragrans
petitgrain Citrus aurantium
pine Pinus sylvestris
rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
sweet orange Citrus sinensis
vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides
FREE MOVEMENT BLEND:
Bay Laurus nobilis oil: 30 drops
Black pepper Piper nigrum oil: 9 drops
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans oil: 8 drops
Peanut oil: 1 cup
Blend all oils together. Peanut oil can be replaced by another vegetable oil, such as sweet almond or grapeseed. However, peanut oil is preferred as it has a traditional reputation for supporting normal joint function.
Do you love bay? Tina Marie Wilcox & Susan Belsinger discuss the IHA and bay, the 2009 herb of the year, at a workshop at ACHS in Portland, Oregon.