Bay Laurel is an evergreen tree that grows up to 20 meters in height. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is a well-known spice found in the cuisine of the area. Bay laurel is also known as ‘bay sweet’ and ‘Mediterranean bay’. This oil is steam distilled from the leaves of organically cultivated Bay Laurel trees grown on the island of Crete.
About The Oil
Bay Laurel, or Laurel Leaf, essential oil is well regarded in aromatherapy due to its unique molecular structure. It contains elements of nearly all of the primary chemical groups that make up essential oils. The result is a broad range of therapeutic uses.
Bay Laurel as an herb and spice has traditionally been used to alleviate digestive complaints as well as its skin-supportive qualities and uplifting aroma.
This valued plant became a symbol of victory and honor to the Roman Empire and later wreaths of Bay Laurel leaves were placed on the heads of University graduates (called ‘bachelors’ from the Latin ‘baccalaureus’ or ‘laurel berry’).