Bay, West Indian Essential Oil
Bay, West Indian, Pimenta racemosa, has a sweet, fresh, spicy aroma. Not to be confused with Bay Laurel, this essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the West Indian Bay tree (also known as the Bayberry or Bay Rum Tree). Although it is a common ingredient in the men's cologne and aftershave, women who enjoy spicy, sophisticated fragrances love West Indian Bay. Years before bay rum was used as a toiletry, it was used as a rub for sore muscles, aches, and pains.
Aromatherapy Properties: A stimulating, uplifting essential oil that has a calming and warming effect on emotions. Bay essential oil is also helpful with hair and scalp conditions.
Note: Bay Essential Oil (Pimenta racemosa) and Bay Laurel Essential Oil (Laurus nobilis) are sometimes confused with one another since their common names are similar. Although they do share some broad similarities, they are very different essential oils.
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