Bay laurel essential oil

NZ $10.00


Essential Oils: A - B


Bay laurel essential oil


Laurus nobilis




Clear to pale yellow liquid


Herbaceous, fresh, fruity, spicy and camphorous

Plant part used

Leaves & branches

Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Bergamot, cedarwood, eucalyptus (all), fennel, ginger, orange, patchouli, rosemary, ylang ylang.



Palm oil


Animal tested


Historically bay was used as a sacrificial plant in Europe to help appease the gods.
These days it is used in natural perfumery, aromatherapy and skincare. 

Aromatherapy: Bay laurel essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy due to its uplifting and soothing aroma. Inhalation of the oil's scent can have a positive impact on mood, promoting relaxation and stress relief.

Air freshening: The pleasant and refreshing scent of bay laurel essential oil makes it a popular choice for natural air fresheners. It can help mask unpleasant odors and create a more inviting atmosphere in your living spaces.

Mental clarity: Some individuals find that the aroma of bay laurel essential oil helps improve mental clarity and concentration. Diffusing the oil in your workspace or study area might create an environment conducive to focused work.

Emotional balance: The aroma of bay laurel essential oil is believed by some to have the potential to balance emotions and uplift spirits. This can be especially useful during times of stress, anxiety, or low mood.

Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
Essential oils should be avoided in pregnancy due to their possible skin sensitising effects.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.

All our products are for external use only.
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