Laurus nobilis - Crete
Laurel Leaf essential oil is derived from the Bay Laurel tree, which is also botanically known as Laurus nobilis. This oil is commonly confused with Bay oil, which comes from Pimenta racemosa instead. Although these two oils share similar qualities and have similar properties, they come from two very different plants.
Laurel Leaf oil’s camphorous and spicy notes marry nicely with its softer sweet, fruity/floral notes. It has a somewhat medicinal aroma, but it's dry top notes are much finer than Eucalyptus or Cajupet. Our hearty Laurel has a very clean aroma and is steam distilled.
Quick fact: Both the ancient Greeks and the Romans regarded the bay laurel leaves to be highly sacred and valuable, symbolizing victory and high status. The Greeks also considered it to be a potent medicine that was capable of protecting them against plague and various diseases.