Bay laurel or Lauris Nobilis is a small shrub from in the Mediterranean, where it is cultivated and grows in the wild. Its leaves were used to crown royalty and are a popular ingredient in cooking. Our laurel leaf essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant. Laurus Nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glabrous smooth leaves, in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is used like a bay leaf for seasoning in cooking. Its common names include Bay Tree, Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay, True Laurel, Grecian Laurel, or simply Laurel.
Did you know that Laurus Nobilis figured prominently in classical Greco-Roman culture? Worldwide, many other kinds of plants in diverse families are also called "bay" or "laurel", generally due to the similarity of foliage or aroma to Laurus nobilis, and the full name is used for the California bay laurel (Umbellularia), also in the family Lauraceae.
Bay Laurel shrub south of Italy
Common Uses of the Laurel Leaf Essential Oil
Aromatic ScentLaurel Leaf Essential Oil has a fresh, strong but sweet, aromatic camphoraceous, somewhat spicy medicinal odor.
CautionsLaurel Leaf Essential Oil is non-toxic but may be a possible skin irritant. Use well diluted. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Laurel Leaf Essential Oil Specifications:
- 15ml bottle
- Pure quality oil from steam distillation, no chemical process
- 100% oil - no other oil
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