Laurel Leaf Essential Oil

[VRI/NE/01-122]

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP, Organic, IFRA, FSSAI, Halal

Source - Leaves

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$ 32.08

Botanical Name:  Laurus nobilis Common name:  Bay leaf Plant family: Read More

Botanical Name: 

Laurus nobilis

Common name: 

Bay leaf

Plant family: 

Lauraceae

Genus: 

Laurus

Appearance/Color:

Pale yellow-green liquid

Odor:

A top note with a strong aroma, Laurel Leaf Essential Oil has a fresh, strong but sweet, camphoraceous, and somewhat spicy odor

Blends With:

With Clary Sage, Orange, Cypress, Hyssop and Juniper

Origin:

Slovenia

Source:

Leaves

Method of Extraction:

Steam Distillation


The laurel tree is a small unimpressive shrub or tree, originating in the eastern Mediterranean countries. The evergreen tree reaches maturity after five years and yields about 5 kg of leaves per season, which in turn gives about 50-70 g of essential oil.

Bay laurel was used to fashion the laurel wreath of ancient Greece, a symbol of highest status. A wreath of bay laurels was given as the prize at the Pythian Games because the games were in honor of Apollo, and the laurel was one of his symbols.

The symbolism carried over to Roman culture, which held the laurel as a symbol of victory. It is also the source of the word’s baccalaureate and poet laureate, as well as the expressions "assume the laurel" and "resting on one's laurels". Ovid tells the story in the Metamorphose that laurel tree was first formed when the nymph Daphne was changed into a laurel tree because of Apollo's pursuit of her. Daphne is the Greek name for the tree.

The essential oil is extracted from the bay laurel leaves by steam distillation. The oil has herbaceous and spicy scent and comes in numerous variations.

For example, the oil produced in North Africa has an aroma reminiscent of eucalyptus due to the high content of cineol while the oil produced in Italy or France has a lower cineol content resulting in an aroma most people associate with the laurel leaves used in cooking. 

DISCLAIMER

The complete range of conditions or methods of use are beyond our control therefore we do not assume any responsibility and expressly disclaim any liability for any use of this product. Information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate however, all statements or suggestions are made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy of the information, the hazards connected with the use of the material or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and local regulations remains the responsibility of the user.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Venkatramna Industries as to the medicinal value of any products from vriaroma.com or by us. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.

As per NAHA guidelines, New Directions Aromatics (NDA) does not recommend the ingestion of essential oils. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using Essential Oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women and those taking prescription drugs are especially advised not to use this product without the medical advice of a physician. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

Laurel Leaf has been known for thousands of years, but the use of its leaves as a household culinary is believed to be comparatively recent one.

Laurel leaf Essential oil in Pharma

Laurel Leaf essential oil is good for cleaning. One of its main chemical constituents is eucalyptol, which is highly cleansing. It is gentle enough to be used to help cleanse the skin, yet powerful enough to be used as a refreshing surface cleanser. Laurel Leaf oil is also soothing to the skin. Used topically with a massage, it offers a soothing and relaxing experience. Laurel Leaf essential oil also reduces the appearance of blemishes and promotes a clear looking complexion.

Essence of Laurel leaf Essential oil   

Laurel Leaf essential oil promotes a courageous and confident environment. It supports feelings of concentration, focus, and clarity. Diffuse or simply take a few deep inhales of Laurel Leaf essential oil when you need an invigorating, uplifting aroma.

COMMON USAGE

·        Antiseptic

·        Antibiotic

·        Antineuralgic

·        Antispasmodic

·        Analgesic

·        Cholagogue

·        Emenagogue

·        Febrifuge

·        Insecticide

·        Sedative

·        Stomachic

·        Sudorific

·        Tonic

Ingredients:

S.No

Key Constituents

Strength (%)

1

1,8-Cineole

38.1–43.5

2

a-Pinene

7.1–15.9

3

a-Terpinyl acetate

4.5–7.0

4

Linalool

6.2–6.5

5

b-Pinene

4.9–6.5

6

Sabinene

4.5–6.5

7

Methyl eugenol

1.4–3.8

8

Eugenol

1.2–3.0

9

Camphene

0.7–2.9

10

Linalyl acetate

0.4–2.7

11

Bornyl acetate

0.4–2.3

12

Terpinen-4-ol

2.1–2.2

13

a-Terpineol

0.9–1.9

14

b-Myrcene

0.7–1.5

15

Borneol

0.1–1.5

16

b-Caryophyllene

0.1–1.5

17

Terpinolene

0.1–1.1

18

g-Terpinene

0–1.0


TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Safety summary

·        Hazards: Potentially carcinogenic, based on methyl eugenol content; essential oils high in 1,8-cineole can cause CNS and breathing problems in young children; skin sensitization (low risk); mucous membrane irritation (low risk).

·        Contradiction: Due to the presence of high concentration of eugenol, this oil can cause irritations in the skin and mucus membrane. It should be avoided during pregnancy. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Cautions: (dermal) Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age. Some laurel leaf oils may cause skin sensitization.

Maximum adult daily oral dose 18 mg

Maximum dermal use level

·        EU 0.005%

·        IFRA 0.01%

Safety advice:

Recommended dermal maximum of 0.5% and an oral maximum of 18 mg, based on 3.8% methyl eugenol content with dermal and oral limits of 0.02% and 0.01 mg/kg.

Regulatory guidelines

IFRA recommends that the maximum concentration of methyl eugenol for leave-on products such as body lotion should be 0.0004%. The equivalent SCCNFP maximum is 0.0002%.

Organ-specific effects

·        Adverse skin reactions: In a 48-hour occlusive patch test on 50 Italian volunteers, undiluted laurel leaf oil produced no adverse reactions. Similarly tested at 1%, it produced no reactions in 380 eczema patients (Meneghini et al 1971). Undiluted laurel leaf oil was moderately irritating to rabbits, but was not irritating to mice or pigs. Tested at 2% on 25 volunteers it was not irritating, nor was it irritating when re-tested at 10%. A second sample of laurel leaf oil was not irritating when tested at 10% on two separate panels of volunteers. Laurel leaf oil was non-phototoxic in hairless mice and swine.

Systemic effects

·        Acute toxicity: Laurel leaf oil acute oral LD50 in rats 3.95 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits >5 g/kg. 1,8- Cineole has been reported to cause serious poisoning in young children when accidentally instilled into the nose.

·        Antioxidant/pro-oxidant activity: A laurel leaf oil showed moderate antioxidant activity in scavenging DPPH radicals and inhibiting lipid peroxidation.

·        Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential: Laurel leaf oil containing 2.5% methyl eugenol was active against human melanoma, renal cell adenocarcinoma, and human chronic myelogenous leukemia cell lines in vitro. Methyl eugenol is a rodent carcinogen if exposure is sufficiently high.

 

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

·        Acute fish toxicity:

LC50 / 96 HOUR – No data available

·        Toxicity to aquatic plants – No data available

·        Toxicity to microorganisms – No data available

·        Toxicity threshold – No data available

·        Bioaccumulation: No data available

·        Mobility in soil: No data available

·        Persistence and degradability: No data available

·        PBT and vPvB assessment: No data available

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