Fresh Bay Infusion (Pimenta acris)
Bay (Laurus nobilis) is a little, evergreen tree. It grows approximately 30 feet in height. It originated in Southern Europe, Morocco and Spain.
Its leaves were used to crown the victors at the Olympic games. It is a symbol of wisdom, protection and peace.
Romans used bay to scent their bath water, as it is sweet and spicy.
Ancient cultures believed it could bring happiness, stimulate clairvoyance and bring artistic inspiration.
In India, bay is sacred to the mighty Vishnu.
Bay is revered for its ability to open the heart and mind, to engender love and devotion, and to strengthen faith, compassion and clarity.
Bay is antiseptic, astringent, stimulant and a tonic. We use it to stimulate and tone the scalp. An infusion is prepared by soaking the bay leaves in boiling water for approximately thirty minutes. This liquid is then filtered and added to the product.
We make an infusion of fresh bay leaves in water, and use this in products such as our H’suan Wen H’ua hair treatment, helping to clear dandruff and clean greasy hair.