Benefits of Laurel Oil for Skin

Benefits of Laurel Oil for Skin

Since ancient times, laurel has been envied for its many virtues, both therapeutic and cosmetic. Today it is used in the preparation of many treatments: essential oils, vegetable oils, creams, hydrosols... and the famous Aleppo soap!

Different oils from bay leaf

1) Laurel essential oil
Laurel essential oil is extracted from bay leaves or berries by steam distillation. It is a highly concentrated product with a very low yield. Indeed, it takes an average of 100 kg of bay leaves to produce 130 mL of essential oil!
Laurel essential oil is used in many situations: for the skin, as well as for infections of the mouth and in the treatment of viral and respiratory diseases. It can be applied to the skin, but only after dilution.

2) Laurel oil
Laurel oil, on the other hand, is a vegetable oil obtained from the oily part of the plant, namely the fruits. Extraction is done by cold pressing. This herbal oil is very powerful and is diluted for skin and hair care.
Bay leaf benefits for skin Bay oil has soothing, purifying and tonic properties. It contributes to the relaxation and relaxation of the muscles. It also relieves joint pain, rheumatism and calcification.

For this reason, we recommend the laurel oil massage.

That is, laurel oil solidifies at low temperature. Before using your bottle, warm it up by running it under hot water for a few minutes.
Alternatively, you can use essential oil diluted in a more neutral oil: olive oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil…
Benefits for hair Laurel oil is effective in combating hair loss and strengthening the hair fiber. It tones the hair and makes it stronger and shiny.
It also cleanses the scalp and naturally eliminates dandruff.

If you have oily, dull, film-coated hair or you are losing hair, take a laurel oil bath once a week:

Apply by massaging the scalp and insisting on the roots. Leave for at least 30 minutes and if possible for a few hours.
Rinse well and then shampoo to remove oil residue.
If you have an oily scalp, you can alternatively make an infusion with bay leaf, which you will use in the rinse water.

A general tonic and stimulant Laurel essential oil is a tonic and general stimulant for the organism, thanks to its richness in monotorpenes. This property is explained by the stimulation of the adrenal cortex.
Harmonizing, balancing, soothing, calming The components of laurel essential oil have a regulating effect on the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems, which are responsible for activating or resting the body.

Some skin problems allow laurel oil to act on the following dermatological conditions, thanks to its skin regenerating and antioxidant properties. Abscess, hair loss or oily hair, boils, mycosis, paronychia, psoriasis, bedsores, acne.
Pain reliever (and rheumatic pain reliever) The presence of eugenol and one of its derivatives, methyl-eugenol, gives the oil its analgesic properties, especially on toothache.


Laurel is a typical aromatic stimulant, stomach tonic that stimulates the appetite and gastric juices.

Antiseptic (antibacterial and antiviral), fungicide, immunostimulant 1,8-cineol, linalool, eugenol, alpha pinene and beta-pinene work together to prevent the spread of viruses in the body and fight bacterial infections.

Expectorant and mucolytic Laurel contains sesquiterpene lactones, including costunolide, a well-known mucolytic and expectorant.

Other features: ?
anti odor
blood thinner
Ortho and parasympathetic neuromodulator
Skin rejuvenator and antioxidant
lymphatic regulator
Symptoms of laurel essential oil
Laurel oil has multiple indications thanks to its many properties described above.
ENT and respiratory disorders The anti-infectious, expectorant and mucolytic properties of the oil allow them to be used in the treatment of all infections of viral origin. They are very effective against bronchitis, candidiasis, flu, ganglion inflammation, degenerative diseases, mucus and sinusitis in atmospheric diffusion.
Muscle and joint pain Laurel essential oil is a powerful analgesic that can relieve various types of pain: muscle contractions, joint pain and inflammation, myalgia, rheumatism, muscle spasms and tension.

Certain digestive disorders Thanks to its antispasmodic properties, laurel is indicated for various digestive ailments such as digestive and intestinal disorders (colitis, bloating, digestive spasms, intestinal fermentation and decay), candidiasis, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, toothache and intestinal infections.
Immune deficiencies The essential oil's contribution to the antioxidant system makes it possible to boost the immune response to external attacks globally. It is recommended in case of fatigue, bacterial and viral infection and degenerative disease.
Insomnia, anxiety In diffusion, thanks to an essential oil diffuser, the oil helps to find sleep and calm down thanks to its relaxing and sedative properties.It can help with fusion.

Other indications?
coronary spasms
Concentration (lack)
Self-confidence (lack of)
Courage (lack)
hidden depression
nervous exhaustion
Memory (missing)
Use of laurel essential oil
Laurel essential oil can be used in many different ways for a wide variety of ailments and symptoms. However, in case of doubt, it is recommended to contact a professional to collect personalized and secure information tailored to your medical condition, profile and age.
Skin application, massage To benefit from the therapeutic properties of bay leaf, dilute one drop of essential oil with four drops of vegetable oil, and then massage the affected area.

For children, use through the skin, diluted on medical advice, is possible.
For toothache: It is mixed with toothpaste and applied by gently massaging one drop to wash the teeth and a drop to the gums.
Gingivitis, mouth ulcers, toothache :
One drop mixed with toothpaste for washing the teeth and one drop for gentle massage of the gums.

For infections and neurodegenerative diseases:
dilute, then massage the spine and feet.
For oily hair: 3 to 5 drops of shampoo and massage into scalp.
Bacterial and viral infection: in massages of the spine and feet.
Influenza : massage of the spine and feet. Massage mucus and bronchial secretions and back, along the spine and under the feet.
Sinusitis: It is applied to the sinuses.

Bronchitis: massage to the rib cage, spine and feet.
Inflammation of a ganglion: It is applied to the skin in the relevant area.
Digestive and intestinal disorders (colitis, flatulence, digestive spasms, intestinal fermentation and decay): navel massage.
Muscle pain: in massage. Coronary spasms: in massage of the spine, heart, chest and soles of the feet.

Hair (shed and oily hair): 3 to 5 drops in shampoo (or mask) and massage into scalp.
For skin disorders: dilute in a vegetable oil for topical application.