Bay essential oil, West Indies

NZ $6.00

100% pure therapeutic grade


Therapeutic Grade: A - B


Bay essential oil, West Indies

100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Pimenta racemosa (West Indies bay)
Plant part: leaves
Extraction method: steam distillation
Origin: India

Description: An evergreen tree up to 20m high with dark green, glossy leaves and black berries.

Colour: brown

Common uses: antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, insecticide, tonic.
Bay essential oil can be used for muscular pain and skin infections.

Consistency: light

Blends well with: bergamot, Virginian cedarwood, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, orange, patchouli, rosemary, ylang ylang.

Cautions: Bay oil has high eugenol content and may irritate the skin and mucous membranes, so use with caution. Avoid during pregnancy.

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

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.

Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils

Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).

Other uses
Make your own perfumes



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