Bay Laurel Essential Oil -- Lauris Nobilis (Bay Laurel) Oil
Bay Laurel Essential Oil: With a spicy camphor scent and a soft floral aroma, this oil is believed to benefit ones mood making it perfect for use in aromatherapy. In low concentrations this oil can be a great addition to hair and skin care products to promote and maintain a healthy look and feel.
Botanical Name: Laurus Nobilis
This essential oil will accelerate trace in cold process soap.
Method: Steam distilled
Tisserand and Young indicate that there is generally a low risk of sensitization though some Bay Laurel Oils are more prone to skin sensitization. They recommend a dermal maximum of 0.5% and advise to use with caution with skin that is hypersensitive or damaged/diseased. Tisserand and Young add that Bay Laurel Oil is potentially carcinogenic and that oils high in 1,8 cineole may cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 323.]