Bay Oil

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Laurel dulce, aceite esencial de; Myrcia Oil; Oleum Myrciae.
NOTE. Distinguish from Laurel Leaf Oil (Bay Leaf Oil) which is obtained from the leaves of Laurus nobilis (Lauraceae).

💊 Profile

Bay oil is a yellow volatile oil that darkens rapidly on exposure to air and has a pleasant odour and spicy taste. It is obtained by distillation from the leaves of Pimenta racemosa (Myrtaceae) and probably other allied species. The principal use of bay oil is in the preparation of bay rum, which is used as a hair lotion and as an astringent application. Bay oils from both P. racemosa and Laurus nobilis are used in aromatherapy.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: UK: Adiantine; Medicated Extract of Rosemary.
Published January 09, 2019.