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Bay Essential Oil

Bay Essential OilPBAY

Pimenta racemosa (West Indies)



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Bay Essential Oil Historical Snippets:

Bay Essential Oil is from “the spice tree” or “bay rum tree”. The Bay leaf is brewed into teas and also may help keep the bugs off and away from you and in your pantry. Unpleasant odours were also masked by hanging Bay branches in dwellings. Also used as a native febrifuge using an sponge bath technique on the sick.

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Bay Essential Oil 

(Pimenta racemosa)

Leaves - Steam Distilled

Aromatherapy Uses of Bay Essential Oil:

Dandruff, hair care, neuralgia, oily skin, poor circulation, sprains, strains. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]

An enticing spicy and masculine aroma used in hair tonics, splash on colognes and other products. The bay rum oil steam distilled from the leaves of the West Indian evergreen tree is used in hair tonics not only for its manly notes but aids in scalp health. Don't forget to use this in your made for male soaps or body washes either! Bay leaf oil is known for its analgesic properties and facilitating muscle and joint pain relief. 

Bay (West Indian) Essential Oil Safety:

Tisserand and Young indicate a dermal maximum of 0.9% when using Bay Oil.

General Essential Oil Safety:

Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.

Do not ingest essential oils.

Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.

The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.

Pregnant women, nursing mothers, epileptics and people with extremes in blood pressure as well as children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.

The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.

Bay Essential Oil Key Constituents:

Below constituent ranges comprise 68% of the data within the normal distribution curve.

Growing conditions or plant chemotype can change constituent levels or constituents themselves.

Eugenol 44.4–56.2%   (58.10% current batch)

b-Myrcene 6.4–25.0% (21.77% current batch)

Chavicol 9.3–21.6%  (2.41% current batch)

Linalool 1.7–6.0%  (2.53% current batch)

(þ)-Limonene 0.8–3.9%  (3.36% current batch)

1-Octen-3-ol 0.9–2.0%

1,8-cineole 0.2–1.4%

Methyleugenol 0–1.4% (3.36% current batch)

(E)-b-Ocimene 0–1.4%

Terpinen-4-ol 0.3–1.2%

3-Octanone 0.8–1.1%

d-Cadinene 0.6–1.0%

3-Octanol 0.6–1.0%

p-Cymene 0.1–1.0%

Estragole trace–0.1%

(Source:McHale et al 1977; Tucker et al 1991a; Abaul & Bourgeois 1995; Jirovetz et al 2007)


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