Botanical Name: Pimenta racemosa
Country of Origin: West Indies
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Jan 2015
Shelf Life: 3 years
Plant Part: Fresh Leaves
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Medicinal, fruity, spicy and herbaceous
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle Siberian, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang
Bay essential oil is well known for its calming and warming ability. Bay is often used in remedies for rheumatism, muscular pain, circulation problems and general aches and pains. Use Bay essential oil neat in an oil warmer or a few drops in the bath after a stressful day to calm the emotions or to soothe sore aching muscles. Bay essential oil is also well used in hair treatments for dandruff, greasy scalp and hair loss.
Aromatherapy use: adrenal tonic, alopecia, amenorrhea, anxiety, bronchitis, colds, colitis, cough, depression, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, earache, fatigue, fever, flatulence, flu, fluid retention, gout, hemorrhoids, herpes, insect bites, insect stings, insomnia, memory problems, menstrual cramps, migraine, muscle aches, nausea, PMS, rhinitis, shingles, sinusitis, skin abrasions
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, blending massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making
Contraindications: Bay essential oil causes sensitization in some individuals. Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding. Not for use by those with epilepsy or estrogen-related cancers.