Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Origin: France, Certified Organic Artisan Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Distillation Date: Aug 2020
Minimum Shelf Life: 2 Years
Aroma: Spicy, slightly minty and herbaceous, mildly sweet
Artisan distilled in France from organic leaves. The distiller tells us this is an exceptional hydrosol for the lymphatic system, as well as being highly recommended for this purpose by Suzanne Catty. There are many wonderful properties in Bay Laurel hydrosol that benefit the skin and hair as well. Acne prone skin and conditions of large pores will benefit using Bay Laurel hydrosol as a refreshing astringent skin toner, along with men as an after-shave calming facial toner.
Suzanne Catty writes that Bay Laurel Leaf hydrosol is the first choice for cleansing and toning the lymphatic system. It is also very valuable for lymphatic drainage and circulation. She also writes that Bay Laurel is an immune booster and good for systemic infections or a prohphylactic for fast spreading viral infections like influenza. She recommends a combination of bay laurel and green myrtle (hydrosols or essential oils) to prevent infections.
Beneficial Uses of Bay Laurel Leaf Organic Hydrosol:
- Facial Toners for enlarged pores and acne
- Dental hygiene
- Gargle/Rinse for Halitosis
- Douche (candida/vaginal infections)
- Digestive antispasmodic
- Calming and relaxing
- Hair care (brittle)
- Circulatory stimulant
- Lymphatic stimulant
- After-shave care for men; facial tonic
Shelf life of is generally 24 months or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. This Organic Bay Laurel Leaf Hydrosol does not contain preservatives.
References: Catty, Suzanne; Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy. London: Churchill Livingston. 2004