Laurel (Laurus nobilis) as a spice as a cure or as crown has always been unavoidable in people’s lives. Sprigs of Mediterranean tree with distinctive leaves were a sign of the greatest honor and glory since ancient times.

Laurel wreath that adorned the heads of the winners in the Olympics dates back to the Pythian Games in ancient Greek, dating back to 568 BC and dedicated to the god Apollo.Laurel is evergreen, fragrant, typically Mediterranean herb that originates from Asia.

Laurel Essential Oil

Laurel Essential Oil

It can reach the height of 8 meters, blooms in March and April, the leaves can be harvested throughout the year but the best time to harvest is the end of winter. The most widely used as a spice in the kitchen and can be used fresh and dry.

Laurel stimulates digestion, improve appetite, it is a good expectorant and is antiseptic.As a natural remedy for rheumatic pains can be used essential oil of laurel.

Against fatigue, relaxation, it is enough to add a few drops of this oil in the bath. Essential oil of laurel is used in industry as an additive to detergents, cosmetics, personal hygiene products and in aftershave lotions.

Due to its antiseptic action, laurel is excellent against perspiration, you only need to boil a few laurel leaves in water and wash your feet later. This can be used by people who have problems with sweating hands too.

Health benefits of laurel essential oil

  • Reduces join pain
  • Treat migraines and earache
  • Get rid from headache
  • High body temperature
  • Improve appetite
  • Relieves you from stomach ache
  • Regulates function of kidneys and liver
  • Use it like a lotion to treat skin problems

Health benefits of laurel leaves

  • Calm the nervous system
  • Boost immune system
  • Treat varicose veins
  • Reduce join pain
  • Increase and stimulate sweating
  • Improve mental activity
  • Clean the colon


Here is some recipe how to make laurel essential oil at home. You will need 250 ml olive oil and 30 gr laurel leaves.

First, mash the leaves and add the oil. Add this mixture in glass container and close it very tight.

Keep the bottle in cool and dark place for two weeks. Time to time shake the bottle. After 14 days separate the liquid in from the leaves, and pour the liquid in other container.

Keep the laurel oil in cold place.