Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, pale yellow-green liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Laurel Leaf Essential Oil has a fresh, strong but sweet, camphoraceous, and somewhat spicy odor.
Blends With: Bay, Orange, Clary Sage, Cypress, Hyssop and Juniper.
Product Abstract: The laurel tree is a small unimpressive shrub or tree, originating in the eastern Mediterranean countries. The evergreen tree reaches maturity after five years and yields about 5 kg of leaves per season, which in turn gives about 50-70 g of essential oil. Laurel Leaf has been known for thousands of years, but the use of its leaves as a household culinary herb is believed to be a comparatively recent one.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.