Bay - EO 10ML
Bay essential oil and has a fresh, spicy top note and a sweet-balsamic undertone. It can be used to promote healthy hair and help everyday aches and pains.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Pimenta racemosa|
|Synonyms||Myrcia acris, myrcia, bay, bay rum tree, wild cinnamon, bayberry, bay leaf (oil)|
|Extraction||Steam distillation from the leaves|
|Origin||West Indies, particularly Dominica|
|Plant characteristics||Wild growing tropical evergreen tree up to 8 meters high, with large leathery leaves and aromatic fruits|
|Oil characteristics||Dark yellow mobile liquid with a fresh-spicy top note and sweet balsamic undertones. |
|Traditional use||The West Indian Bay tree is usually grown together with the allspice or pimento bush in groves. These are then dried and crushed together to form a powder for the preparation of the household allspice. The Bay Rum tree provides the basic ingredient for hair tonic. |
|Blends well with||Lavender, Lavandin, Rosemary, Geranium, Ylang ylang, Citrus and spice oils |
|Cautions and comments||Moderately toxic due to high eugenol content – also a mucous membrane irritant – use in moderation only. Does NOT cause dermal irritation or sensitization like Bay laurel|
|Main chemical constituents||Eugenol (up to 56%), myrcene, chavicol|