Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis L
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Color/Consistency: Bay oil ranges from pale yellowish-green to orange-brown and has a thin consistency.
Product Description: This is an evergreen shrub or small tree, variable in size and sometimes reaching 7–18 metres. The leaves contain about 1.3% essential oils, consisting of 45% eucalyptol, 12% other terpenes, 8-12% terpinyl acetate, 3–4% sesquiterpenes, 3% methyleugenol, and other α- and β-pinenes, phellandrene, linalool, geraniol, and terpineol, contains lauric acid also.
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.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.