Properties & Uses:
Energizing *Hair *Muscle pain *
Bay Rum essential oil is deep yellow in color and has an aroma that is mildly balsamic, a pleasant sweet, spicy scent. It is used in fragrances and other personal care toiletries, especially for men, having an invigorating effect that is ideal for this use. (Bay Rum is related to Allspice). The oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the West Indian Bay tree, a different tree than bay laurel which produces the bay leaves used in cooking.
Bay essential oil is used for its benefits for colds, fatigue, muscular pain, and hair rejuvenation.
Bay blends well with the spice oils like eucalyptus, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, or citrus oils like grapefruit, orange, or bergamot. Also it enjoys rosemary, black pepper, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang. To use as an stimulating hair and scalp tonic, use it diluted with olive oil or use it in a diffuser along with eucalyptus to soften the symptoms of a cold.
Side Effects: of Bay Rum
Can cause irritation due to high eugenol content.