Use Laurel Leaf for Sinus & Allergy Relief and Digestive Relief (Gas and Bloating).
Current GC/MS REPORT: LL-1004
Latin Name: Laurus nobilis
Plant Origin: France
Botanical family: Lauraceae
Plant Part: Leaves, unsprayed
Processed: Steam distilled
Chemical family: Monoterpenes, Oxides
Aroma: like Eucalyptus globulus with a spicy note
CHEMISTRY & SAFETY
CHEMISTRY: Laurel Leaf is great for respiratory relief, sinus, and allergy relief due to 1,8 cineole – an oxide molecule that is also present in Eucalyptus Globulus, and Ravintsara.
SAFETY: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid use near eyes or mucous membranes. Always dilute before applying to the skin and use within the “Best By” date. Laurel Leaf is not recommended for those with sensitive skin. Use 1% or less on the skin ( 5-6 drops per ounce of carrier). Do not use with small children.
Analgesic – numbs pain
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs or infections
Antispasmodic - relieves spasms and cramps
Carminative – may help relieve gas and bloating when applied to the belly
Decongestant – reduces nasal mucus production and swelling
Diuretic – helps reduce swelling and excess fluid
Emmenagogue – stimulates menstrual flow
Febrifuge – reduces fever
HOW TO USE
Sinus /Allergy Relief: add a few drops to an ulstrasonic diffuser before going to bed at night. A few drops of lavender with Laurel Leaf is a wonderful nightime congestion blend.
Gas and Bloating: to 1 ounce of unscented lotion, add 5 drops Laurel Leaf, 4 drops Orange (sweet), 2 drops of Roman Chamomile, and 3 drops Peppermint. Apply before or after eating.