Laurel Essential Oil

Latin Name:Laurus nobilis
Country of Origin:Crete
Extraction Method:Steam Distillation
Plant Part(s):Leaves

Laurel (also known as Bay Laurel) has a fresh and clean fragrance with a sap-like sweetness followed by a hint of spice. It is a favorite amongst many of our customers and is often used in blends to help purge stale air from a room.

Recommended Uses

Laurel is excellent for dealing with greasy hair, flaky scalp and hair loss. It is an ideal ingredient in general hair/scalp tonics. Laurel is a wonderful choice for easing sinus infections, sinus headaches, chronic bronchitis, tonsillitis and viral infections, as well as cold and flu symptoms. Many use this oil for its ability to soothe both general and arthritic aches and pains, reduce flatulence and settle the digestive system. It useful for speeding the healing of bruises, may lower blood pressure and can also act an insect repellant.

This product has not been evaluated by the CFIA or Health Canada. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a certified health practitioner or aromatherapist before beginning therapeutic use.

Scent Profile

Laurel is a middle/top note. It is sweet, fresh and herbaceous with a slightly floral backnote.


Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood atlas, cinnamon, cistus absolute, clary sage, clove, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, ginger, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange sweet, palmarosa, pine scotch, rose absolute, rose otto, rosemary, tea tree, thyme and ylang ylang.

Contraindications / Safety

Can cause breathing problems in young children — it is best to avoid topical application or diffusion around them. Can cause irritation for those with sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

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