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How To Use Bay Oil
The woody, balsamic aroma of Bay is regard as a masculine scent, it is valued in aromatherapy for it's cleaning effects on the mind, body and spirit. Laurel Bay, a native of the Mediterranean, has been a symbol of wisdom and peace for thousands of years.
Bay is warming to the emotions. It is mildly narcotic and euphoric, helping to lift the spirits. It's strengthening and supportive action helps to overcome shyness as it inspires confidence. Bay is a purifying oil that treats cellulite, settles the stomach and clears dandruff.
Bay's warming action boosts the circulation, and in a massage it's beneficial for treating muscular aches, especially when combined with Rose and Juniper oil.
Active Ingredients of Bay Oil
Phenols~Phenols give Bay oil it's warming properties. They stimulate the nervous system, activate healing and are highly antiseptic. Oils such as Bay may irritate your skin if used in high concentrations. The principal Phenol in Bay is Eugenol. Also found in Clove and Cinnamon, Eugenol gives Bay a spicy, Clove like fragrance.
Cineole Oxide~Also known as Eucalyptol, this gives Bay its camphor like undertones and its expectorant and decongestant action.
Uplifting Massage~Blend the following together and use on the upper chest, back and shoulders.
4 drops Bay
4 drops Bergamont
4 drops Basil
2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
Bergamont is refreshing, Bay uplifts and Sweet Basil will act with Bay to sharpen the mind.
For Aches & Pains~Stimulate local circulation to help you dispel toxins with massage:
2 tbsp Sweet Almond
2 drops Bay
4 drops Rosemary
2 drops Ginger
Warm Hands & Feet~Give chilled extremities a vigorous friction massage:
2 drops Sweet Almond
3 drops Bay
3 drops Juniper
Combat Cellulite~Boost circulation and lymphatic drainage with a brisk massage:
2 tbsp Grapeseed
1 drop of Bay
2 drops Geranium
4 drops Lemon
Bay stimulates while Geranium and Lemon are Detoxifying
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