Despite their place in our spice cabinets today, bay leaves were considered sacred and associated with the Greek god Apollo.
Thanks to the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of the bay leaves, they are used to heal small wounds, take away skin's redness and soothe insect bites. They contain lauric acid which is a natural insect repellent. The bay oil is used in treating acne, given its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial power and its balancing effect on the production of sebum. If you are experiencing, hair loss, usage improves scalp health and thus, stimulating re-growth. Bay leaves are a rich source of vitamin C and A.