Laurel Leaf ūüĆŅ

Laurus nobilis

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Experience the spicy, sweet, deep green aroma of Laurel Leaf Essential Oil and all it has to offer. This oil can help uplift the senses, promoting confidence and courage to the mind and body. During times of distress or sadness, add a few drops of Laurel Leaf to your aromatherapy diffuser or personal inhaler to help promote positive emotions and feelings. In addition, Laurel Leaf can also support a healthy respiratory system, which can help clear up congestion or even stimulate an appetite.

The Bay Laurel tree, an evergreen shrub, is indigenous to the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region but it is mostly cultivated in Europe nowadays. However, in ancient times it was widely believed that the tree contained magical powers, thus making it capable of warding off evil and diseases.

Both the ancient Greeks and the Romans regarded the bay laurel leaves to be highly sacred and valuable as they symbolized victory and high status. The Greeks also considered it to be a potent medicine that was capable of protecting them against plague and various diseases. Today, bay laurel leaf and its essential oil contains numerous medicinal properties that can be used to address a variety of health ailments. Read on to find out more!

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties

APPEARANCE                                   Pale Yellow to Yellow   Liquid
ODOUR                                            Aromatic, Spicy Odor
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20¬įC¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 0.900¬† -¬† 0.950¬†
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20¬įC¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1.46 ‚Äď 148
OPTICAL ROTATION¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† -12¬į to -20¬į
SOLUBILITY                                                  Insoluble in Water, Soluble in ethyl alcohol
FLASHPOINT (¬įC)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 55¬į


The main chemical constituent is eucalyptol


Eugenol                         97-53-0                         22%
Limonene             138-86-3                 5%
Linalool                 78-70-6                   3.88%
Geraniol               106-24-1                 0.3%

Common Uses

Laurel Leaf essential oil is good for cleaning. One of its main chemical constituents is eucalyptol, which is highly cleansing. Good for face cleansers, shower gels, shampoos, household cleansers and diffusers. Used in therapeutic products for its medicinal properties.

Its antibacterial and antiseptic nature is also useful for killing off any bacteria or viruses that can cause infections of the respiratory system.  Anti-spasmodic for relief from coughing spells.

Stimulate menstrual flows, helps to ease menstrual cramps. Known for its analgesic qualities, providing pain relief to a variety of ailments like muscular and joint problems associated with arthritis, rheumatism, gout or to sore, aching muscles. It can help to alleviate pain arising from headaches or migraines.  

Good for the digestive system. This oil also has potent insect repelling qualities. Good for Hair growth. 


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