Our Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) essential oil [Prima Fleur no. 179] comes from Spain, and is fantastic in pomades and other products where you need a potent and tenacious oil. Aqueous extracts of Bay Laurel can also be used as astringents and even as a reasonable salve for open wounds. The essential oil is reputed to alleviate arthritis and rheumatism; in aromatherapy, it is used to treat earaches and high blood pressure. Considering all of its powerful therapeutic benefits and amazing perfume quality, everyone should have a bit of Bay!