Essential Oils An Introduction - Day 6 Bay


Essential Oil: Bay

Candle: Bay & Rosemary scented vegan candle

Day 6 - the scent to create a sense of peace  


What is the Latin name for Bay?

Laurus nobilis

Where does Bay essential oil come from?

Bay trees are sturdy evergreen trees native to southern Europe. The leaves are long, leathery and glossy and bay essential oil is distilled from these leaves. The ancient Egyptians used bay extensively and it was popular with the Romans who saw bay as a symbol of peace and wisdom. Apollo, the god of healing, was associated with the bay tree.

What does Bay smell like?

Bay is herbal and aromatic. It also is sweet and spicy, a little like cinnamon. The spiciness of bay is pleasantly surprising and gives a delightful kick to our Bay & Rosemary blended scented candle.


What are the properties of Bay essential oil?

Bay has a warming effect on emotions. Associated with peace, it is celebrated due to it’s ability to calm our thoughts.



What rooms should I burn my Bay & Rosemary scented candle in?

The fresh, herbal scent brings spicy tones to awaken your living space.

Who enjoys a Bay & Rosemary scented candle?

This scent takes a lot of people very pleasantly by surprise, you don’t expect the spicy note but once it’s there it’s a huge hit. Popular with men and women equally if you are buying as a gift it’s safe to know it’s a safe bet. 


Inspired by Bay and want to get your hands, and noses, on the Bay & Rosemary candle?

Shop Bay & Rosemary scented candles

Each day during Aromatherapy Awareness Week I’ll share a new essential oil and scented candle with you and talk you through the benefits you’ll get on burning it. You can discover the origins of the essential oils, their beneficial properties, and how they are used to create the hand poured scented vegan candles you enjoy. As with all our scented vegan candles there are only three ingredients, soy wax, essential oils, and a cotton wick so I am really giving you and inside peak at one of the main ingredients of my making process this week.

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