Derived from Turkish bay laurel, the oil is intended to provide moisturizing, soothing, cleansing and emollient properties to formulations. The opaque, pale olive-green oil has a thick viscosity and smells of the laurel plant.
The gentle ingredient can be utilized at 1–100% in skin, hair or nail care, along with cosmetics, soap, massage or aromatherapy products. According to Natural Sourcing, it can provide relief to flaky, sensitive skin; soothe dry, irritated scalps; and moisturize brittle hair.
The company notes this product should not be mistaken for laurel leaf essential oil, which is distilled from the leaves of the bay laurel plant; rather, the new ingredient is produced from the plant's berries and seeds.