Bay Laurel, also known by its Latin name, Laurus nobilis, is a shrub that is native to the Mediterranean, particularly Greece and Turkey. Bay Laurel has been prized throughout history for its aromatic and nutritive leaves and berries. In Greek culture, Bay Laurel is used to create beautiful, aromatic wreaths that represent and symbolize success, strength and victory.
Laurel Berry Oil is a specialty vegetable oil that is produced from the berries and seeds of Bay Laurel. Laurel Berry Oil should not be confused with Laurel Leaf Essential Oil that is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant.
Our Laurel Berry Oil is produced through a time-honored, traditional process of boiling Laurel berries until the seeds and pulp separate. The nutritive oil then floats to the top of the water and is carefully collected and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and properties of this traditionally produced, nutritive oil.
Because Laurel Berry Oil is abundant in beneficial unsaponifiable components, the oil is thicker, opaque and more aromatic than most commercially available vegetable oils.
Laurel Berry Oil has a long history of being used topically to care for numerous physical ailments and skin conditions. It is especially soothing and is known for its ability to assist with severely dry, flaky skin, sensitive skin conditions and other problematic skin issues. It is also remarkably helpful in soothing dry, irritated scalp conditions and for moisturizing dry, brittle hair. It is a cleansing, protective oil that is gentle on the skin.
For centuries, Laurel Berry Oil has been most widely used to produce traditional Aleppo soap, a very gentle yet highly cleansing soap that some prefer to use in place of commercial anti-bacterial soaps. The soap is thought to be named after Aleppo, Syria, the city that the soap may have been first created. Aleppo soap is a highly beneficial soap that can be used for all skin types.
Pale to Olive Green Hue
Characteristic Laurel Aroma
Fatty Acid Composition:
Saturated Fatty Acids: 27.9%-39.6%
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: 32.3%-43.7%
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: 18.9%-28.3%
Laurel Berry Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Origin: Turkey INCI: Laurus Nobilis (Laurel) Oil Extraction Method:
Please see description Shelf Life: 2 Years Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 198 - 206 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.144 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.202