Each Tuesday I go Live on Facebook at 12pm ET and Instagram at 12:15pm ET with a series called “What Should I Do With My Oils”. I focus on one essential oil each week, sharing benefits, ways to use it, blends and recipes, as well as any safety concerns. And on Wednesday I share the info here on the blog. This week I’m focusing on Bay Laurel also known as Laurel Leaf or Sweet Laurel.
Latin binomial: Laurus nobilis; Family: Lauraceae; Parts used: Leaves and branches
Aroma: Fresh, Spicy, Sweet, Camphoraceous,
Safety Concerns: Do not apply to the face or near the nose of infants and children under the age of 5. Use caution when applying to hypersensitive, damaged or diseased skin or on skin of children under the age of 2.
Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Niaouli, Grapefruit, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, cypress, Cinnamon Leaf
Therapeutic actions: analgesic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antispasmodic, expectorant, mucolytic, stimulant, neurotonic, immune modulatory.
Lymph and immune system: lymphatic congestion, edema
Musculoskeletal system: muscle or joint stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, plantar fasciitis,
Nervous system: poor concentration, lack of memory, depression, exhaustion, nervous tension
Respiratory system: colds, flu, viral infections, bronchitis,
Psyche/emotion: lack of energy, self-doubt, low self-esteem, inability to move forward
Keep Going Diffuser Blend
5 drops Bay Laurel
4 drops Juniper Berry
3 drops Grapefruit
Just Breathe Diffuser Blend
6 drops Bay Laurel
4 drops White Spruce
2 drops Frankincense
Laurel and Lemon Leg Lotion
For varicose veins, poor circulation
2 oz fragrance free lotion
20 drops Laurel
16 drops Lemon