This is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 20 meters high with dark green, glossy leaves and black berries. Bay was very popular with the Romans, who thought it was a symbol of wisdom, peace, and protection. The Latin laudis means 'to praise', which is why the victors at the Olympic Games were presented with a laurel wreath made of bay leaves.
Description / Color / Consistency: This can be from a pale yellow-green to orange-brown liquid with a thin consistency.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Bay has a spicy bay leaf scent with a strong top note.
Blends With: Bergamot, Virginian Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Ginger, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang.
INCI / Latin Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis L