- Botany: Laurel is native to the Mediterranean and European countries. It is a leafy evergreen tree that is part of the Lauraceae botanical family and is also known as Bay Laurel.
- Other Common Names: Bay, Bay Laurel
- Scent Profile: Mid to Top note with a spicy scent that is uplifting.
- Strong affinity with the lymphatic and respiratory systems and is used for various respiratory ailments like bronchitis, colds, and the flu.
- Pain relief for muscular or joint aches and pains
- Soothes depression, feelings of exhaustion, and issues with memory and concentration
- Supports the Throat chakra associated with expression and communication.
- Blends well with: Birch, Cinnamon Leaf, Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Grapefruit, Inula, Juniper, Lemon, Niaouli, Peppermint, Rosemary ct verbenone, Sage, Saro, and Wintergreen.
- According to Tisserand & Young: Laurus Nobilis is high in 1,8 cineole which should be used with caution with children under the age of 6.
- Avoid topical use with Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin. There is a low risk of skin sensitization or mucous membrane irritation
- Avoid during pregnancy as it could stimulate contractions
- Laurus Nobilis is high in eucalyptol and can be toxic to cats. Read more about Essential Oils Toxicity for Cats.