HOW TO USE
Bath: Add 3–4 drops of oil in your bath.
Diffuser: For instant relief from flu, sinusitis and congestion. Diffuse it in your office or home or when studying to stimulate the mind.
Massage Oil: Blend 5-6 drops of laurel leaf to 1 oz. carrier oil such as olive oil or jojoba. Massage into sore muscles to ease pain and inflammation. Massage into chest and back area to help ease colds and congestion, the flu and bronchitis. Massage into lymph nodes to reduce swelling. See recipe in recipes tab.
Targeting lymph nodes: Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt suggests rubbing a few drops of bay laurel on swollen lymph nodes; this will produce an immediately noticeable relieving effect. He says, “The positive and pleasant effect of this oil is so distinct and strong that one application will normally suffice to convince the most hardened skeptic to use it.” Caution: Frequent use of laurel leaf on the skin for more than three weeks can result in sensitization and irritability. As with anything in life, a happy medium is the key to success. For a healthy body, one weekly application is an effective preventive measure. During the flu season, it may be applied more frequently. After the acute phase of an illness is over, it is advisable to take a break from using laurel leaf.
Other Uses: Add a few drops laurel leaf to a cream, oil, shampoo (known to stimulate hair growth), liquid soap, laundry detergent, foot soak or bath.
Inhaler: Using a blank inhaler, add 10 drops of laurel leaf and 3 drops of lemon. For instant relief from flu, sinusitis and congestion. Inhaling laurel leaf will also stimulate the mind.
Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.