Scientific Name: Laurus nobilis
Country of Origin: Turkey
Synonyms: Sweet bay, laurel, Grecian laurel, true bay, Mediterranean bay, Roman laurel, noble laurel, laurel leaf (oil)
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Plant Parts Used: Tree/ Leaf
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Greenish yellow liquid with a powerful, spicy-medicinal odour.
Dominant Note(s): Top
Aroma: Sweet and spicy, a little like cinnamon
Main Constituents: Cineol (30-50%), pinene, linalol, terpineol acetate and traces of methyl eugenol.
Blends With: Cedarwood, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
Safety Precautions: Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals, use in moderation due to possible narcotic properties attributed to methyl eugenol. Avoid during pregnancy.