Wildcrafted Bay Laurel Essential Oil - Restricted
(Laurus nobilis)


Bay Laurel essential oil, also known as Sweet Bay or Laurel, has been described in aromatherapy as having an “uplifting: effect. This essential oil is extracted from bay leaves, which are well known in the culinary world.

Botanical NameOriginCultivationMethod of ExtractionSourceNoteMain Natural ConstituentsBlends Well With
Laurus nobilisCreteWildcraftedSteam distillationLeafTopCineol, pinene, linalol, terpineol, acetate and traces of methyl eugenol and/or methyl chavico NOTE: These are completely natural components - nothing is added or taken away.Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, geranium, ginger, lavender, citrus oils, rosemary and ylang ylang

Bay Laurel Essential Oil

also known as Bay or Laurel

While Bay Laurel essential oil has a broad spectrum of actions, it also has potential toxicity issues, including possible carcinogenic effects, CNS suppression, and skin sensitization. Since both IFRA and the EU have recommended maximum dermal use concentrations  of 0.01% and 0.005% respectively, we have placed this essential oil on the restricted list.

Description and Uses: Bay Laurel oil (Laurus nobilis), also known as Sweet Bay or Laurel, is an uplifting oil that comes from bay leaves, well known in the culinary world. Laurel essential oil has a broad spectrum of actions but is also associated with potential toxicity.

Bay Laurel Essential Oil is part of our line of Artisan Quality Essential Oils.

Caution – maximum concentration for dermal use is 0.01%.

General Safety Considerations:
  • Do not take essential oils internally.
  • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
  • The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
  • The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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