Bay Laurel Essential Oil, Laurus nobilis
Bay laurel is probably most recognized for its use in the Olympic Games as a symbol of victory. It has a sweet yet dry, warming, floral-ish scent with ever so light hints of spice. It is a very strong scent, so 1 drop in an aromatherapy blend can go a long way. Too much can overtake and overpower a blend. A good balance would be 1 drop bay laurel to 3 drops of a citrus note, 2 drops of a floral note, and 1-2 drops of a base note. Physically, bay laurel can calm muscle and nerve pain, inflammation, respiratory discomfort, dry coughs and gastrointestinal upset. Emotionally, it can help someone feel loved, appreciated and accepted. Mentally, it activates the center for resilience and strength to weather tough times.
Personality & Plant Signature
The bay laurel personality has a non-egotistical confidence in oneself. They handle situations and circumstances with courage, conviction, determination and perseverance. They can handle positions of power in a healthy manner. They know they will be victorious in any goal and dream they pursue. However, they are humble about it. They have an easy time connecting with others, loving themselves for who they are, and can function in a group or by themselves.
When someone is imbalanced physically, mentally and emotionally, a person can feel lonely, abandoned and jealous. They feel like they don’t fit it, are not loved, and alone in a situation. As you can image with such a powerful scent, that translates into a person’s personality. When someone is not themselves, or in harmony with oneself, they can be overpowering at times. They need to calm down and get more in balance. Combining it with lavender can bring them more into balance. To properly use aromatherapy as an emotional balance therapy, you would use a couple drops to maintain a healthy mind-body state. If someone is in a deficient state, either depression (despondent) or hysteria (obsessively jealous), then you would use more of the essential oil in a blend. Now, with that said, if someone was very sensitive, delicate, fragile in emotions, then you may need to start with 1-2 drops in a blend and work up from there. If you use too many drops in a blend, too fast with someone, it can elevate or heighten their response, which may freak them out.
When evaluating the plant signatures of bay laurel, it prefers sun with some shade. It likes dry weather (which means they will do better when it is dry versus humid). It needs to have adequate hydrate, but not overwatered. This can cause a swamp situation (think yeast and candida in a person who is not absorbing their water). Its characteristics symbolize achievement, wisdom and protection.
Benefits of Bay Laurel
- Nerve support: Bay laurel is great at helping when someone feels neuropathy pains and discomfort, phantom limb and paralysis after stroke.
- Helps with nervousness, anxiety and addiction issues.
- Mental strength, cognitive abilities, concentration, memory recall and increases intuition.
- Emotionally it can help someone conquer their fear of public speaking.
I Will Conquer My Dreams Aromatic Nasal Diffuser Recipe
In a nasal atomizer, remove the scent wick. Add the following essential oils to it and place inside of the glass tube. Use several times daily to promote feelings of courage, conviction, resilience, perseverance and victorious.
- 6 drops Ravintsara, Cinnamomum camphora
- 5 drops Orange, Citrus sinensis
- 4 drops Bay Laurel, Laurus nobilis
- 4 drops Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zylancium
- Watch from my Youtube channel below to watch me create the I Will Conquer My Dreams Aromatic Nasal Diffuser.
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References: This blog contains excerpts from JennScents Aromaversity Certification Courses and the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide.