Let’s feel good about ourselves and celebrate the people we are. It’s so easy to get locked down by focusing only on our flaws! Reminding us to remove self-doubt, Laurel Leaf is extraordinary helpful for those who suffer from low self-worth and a general lack of energy.
With an enticing earthy and slightly sweet aroma, Laurel Leaf promotes health and supports sore muscles and joints. It can also inspire clear breathing.
The Ancient Greeks and Romans used Laurel Leaves to signify glory and reward. Victorious generals were crowned with Laurel Leaves and cheered by crowds. If the word sounds familiar, there is a reason. The modern title, "bachelor," awarded to college graduates, is derived from the Greek word "bacca-laureus," meaning laurel-berry.
Native to the Mediterranean, Europe and the United States, Laurel trees grow up to 60 feet and produce dark-green fragrant leaves and small yellow leaves that develop into small purple or blackberries. Through a steam distillation process, the essential oil is extracted from the proud and hearty Laurel leaves.
Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Synonym: Bay Leaf, Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay
Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, and other camphoraceous aromas
Aroma: Sweet, floral, earthy, medicinal, and slightly-peppery
Consistency: Thin - Medium
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children.
Adult Max Dilution: 0.5%
Shelf Life: 3 Years
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Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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POOR CIRCULATION: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 6 drops of Laurel Leaf, 14 drops of Peppermint, 10 drops of Cypress, 6 drops of Lemon and 4 tablespoons of Jojoba oil. Shake to mix well. Apply enough to cover the area and massage where needed to stimulate circulation. (3% dilution)
TUMMY BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Laurel Leaf, 5 drops of Ginger and 5 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (2% dilution)
CHEER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Laurel Leaf, 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Peppermint. Or add Laurel Leaf to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
OILY SKIN: Add to a amber glass bottle: 4 drops of Laurel Leaf, 1 drop of Lemongrass, 4 drops of Orange, 3 drops of Lavender (French), 2 ounces witch hazel and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer's recommended amount). Shake well before applying a couple of drops to a water-damp cotton ball and wiping oily areas around the nose, chin and forehead. For larger areas, add a teaspoon of the mixture to a small basin of warm water; immerse face cloth and use as a compress on the face. Shelf life: 1 week (1% dilution)
CLOSET SPRAY: In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 55 drops of Laurel Leaf, 45 drops of Cedarwood and 40 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus. Fill with 1/2/ distilled water and 1/2 grain alcohol. Shake well before each use. Mist as needed to relieve musty smells and discourage pests.
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