According to Greek mythology, Apollo fell in love with and chased Daphne, who turned herself into a bay laurel tree to escape him. This prophetic tree is now planted near temples to purify body and soul.
The bay laurel essential oil helps our mind rise above the mundane, stimulating creativity, inspiration, and awareness.
The old leaves are harvested in Santa Bianca from late autumn through the whole winter, removing the berries and steam-distilling the leaves. The time of distillation must be accurately measured—if it is exceeded, a highly toxic oil will be obtained.
If berries are boiled for long, a NON-essential oil will be obtained—the one used to make Aleppo soap. In Italy, the use of bay laurel berries is not legal.
It has an intense, leafy, and spicy aroma.
Quantity: 8 ml
Origin: Santa Bianca
It helps slow, heavy digestions, awakens the appetite and fights intestinal fermentation. It is useful in case of chronic bronchitis and influenza followed by asthenia. It soothes cough. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect, it helps with rheumatic and arthritic pains.
Home diffuser: add between 3 and 6 drops to 100 ml of water
Bathtub: emulsify 8-10 drops of essential oil with coarse salt — or alternatively milk, cream, or honey — to add to the hot water (so that the oil doesn’t evaporate due to the heat)
Massages: we recommend to dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil
Food: we recommend 1-2 drops per 100 gr of food, to add after cooking (we suggest to always start with the lower dose and then increase it later, if preferred)
Caution: do not use in case of chronic diseases, pregnancy, or when breastfeeding.
If in doubt, please consult your doctor/naturopath.
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