Currently Unavailable - Bay oil is distilled from the leaves and small twigs of the bay rum tree. It has a powerful, spicy, sweet aroma with a distinctive clove note. It is used to produce bay rum fragrance and as a component of fresh, spicy scents.
|County of Origin||West Indies|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, Anticonvulsant, antineutagic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, exportorant, stimulant|
|Chemical Family||Phenol ethers|
|Approx. Shelf Life||4 - 5 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Coriander, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniperberry, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang Ylang|
History: An ingredient in the famous Bay Rum, used to buy slaves in the 1700's and 1800's. Bay Rum was also used as a hair tonic to prevent hair loss. Can be found in fragrances, soaps, detergents, perfumes, aftershaves, hair lotions and as flavor ingredient in food as well.
Characteristics: Bay essential oil is often confused with Laurel Leaf or Bay Leaf. Bay oil comes from a tree very similar to Allspice. Bay leaves use to be distilled with rum and created bay rum, a tonic for hair loss. Today the benefits of bay oil lie in its calming and warming effect on emotions and relieving general aches and pains. It also settles the digestive system when there is excessive gas. Bay essential oil is also helpful with hair and scalp conditions and is used with success in treating sprains, strains and bruises. As a massage oil or diluted in the bath, bay oil can assist with calming emotions or relieving aches and pains.
Indications: Used for dandruff, greasy hair, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains, colds, flu, infectious disease. It helps in the reduction of cellulite. Used to warm, stimulate the scalp, improve circulation, stimulate digestion, purify, calm and reduce stress. Analgesic, anticonvulsant, antineuralgic, antiseptic, astringent, stimulant.
Mode of Administration: Bath (with proper carrier oil), compress, diffusor, food, hair products, inhaler, lotion, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.
Safety: Nontoxic, skin sensitizer.