Laurus Nobilis (organic) Turkey
Laurel leaves were used in ancient Greece & Romans for poets, generals & emperors as a symbol of greatness & wisdom. The leaves had an association with prophecy and were often planted outside people's houses in the mediterranean.
Aroma: Bay Laurel essential oil has lovely spicy notes and a strong herbaceous aroma.
Properties: Physically it is thought to be a hair & scalp tonic. It is great for stimulating the mind and for clearing the head and to use when you have a cold and as such is supportive for the immune system. It is also useful for muscular aches & pains and is cited as being useful for irregular menstrual cycles. It can also be useful with acne.
Bay laurel is a great oil for promoting self esteem, courage & confidence. It is a useful oil for getting in touch with your intuition and for inspiration. Bay laurel is believed to be protective.
It is steamed distilled from the leaves.
Blends with: citrus oils, spice oils, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, marjoram, rosemary & ylang ylang.
Shelf life: It will keep for around 2-3 years if stored with lid tightly closed in a cool, dark area.
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