BAY LEAF OIL
INCI: Pimenta acris
What is Pimenta acris?
Bay leaf is a very famous spice in various cuisines. It has a peculiar fragrance. It is obtained by steam distillation of leaves and twigs of bay leaf plant. The active constituents of oil are- eugenol, myrcene, methyl eugenol, chavicol, methyl chavicol to name a few.
Use & Benefits:
The oil is used for fragrance purpose or odor masking agent. Phenols have antioxidant properties as well. They protect skin by oxidative stress since it has free radical scavenging properties.