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Bay (West Indian) Essential Oil - 5ml

Bay (West Indian) Essential Oil - 5ml

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Bay (West Indian) Essential Oil - 5ml


Common Names: West Indian bay, wild cinnamon, bay-berry, bay rum tree.

Botanical Name: Pimenta racemosa

Family: Myrtaceae

Plant Part Used: Leaves

Extraction Method: Steam or Water Distilled

Perfumery Note: Top

Aromatic Intensity: Strong

Aromatic Description: Sweet, fresh, spicy, slightly camphoraceous

Colour/Characteristics: Pale yellow to orange-brownish liquid

Main Chemical Constituents: eugenol, chavicol, myrcene

Blends well with:  Cedarwood, eucalyptus, coriander, geranium, juniper, ginger, lavender, orange, lemon, rose, rosemary, pine, peppermint, patchouli and sandalwood.

Properties/Uses: Antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant.  May be used to help relieve muscular aches and pains, arthritis, respiratory conditions, colds, flu, viral infections, as a scalp stimulant, for dandruff and greasy hair.

Use: Bath, massage, ointment, direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporiser, oil burner.

Safety: Due to the high eugenol content bay essential oil should be used with caution.  It may irritate the skin and mucus membranes.  Tisserand & Young suggest a dermal maximum of 0.9%.  Avoid during pregnancy.

 Conservation Status: Not listed



We do not recommend these products as a replacement for traditional medicine. 

Do Not Ingest.

Do Not Use Undiluted.

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.

Discontinue Use If Irritation Occurs.

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