Bay Rum Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Pimenta racemosa

Bay Leaf, Bay berry, Wild cinnamon

Source Location

Plant part used

West Indies

Leaves

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distilled

Yellow

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thin

Strong

Fragrance

Sweet, fresh and spicy, clove-like

Benefits/Uses/Systems

Supports immune system, colds, flu; stomach ache, flatulence, diarrhea; hair loss and scalp health, hair tonic, promote hair growth; circulation, skin infections, neuralgia, muscle pains and rheumatism; strains, sprains and bruises; depression, stress, neuralgia

Blends Well With

Cedarwood, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme, Ylang-Ylang

Main Constituents

a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, neral, a-terpineol, geranyl acetate, eugenol and chavicol

Properties

antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anticonvulsant, antineuralgic, antispasmodic, aperitif, astringent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, insecticide, cholagogue, and tonic

Safety

Avoid in cases of alcoholism, hemophilia, prostatic cancer, liver or kidney problems, or if taking anticoagulants. May be a mucous membrane irritant and cause skin irritation and sensitization. Avoid during pregnancy. Dilute well for topical use.