Bay Essential Oil W I CAS 8006-78-8

Bay Leaf Oil is a yellowish to dark brown liquid. (Variations in color occur according to the type of still used and the kind of shipping container). The odor is fresh-spicy, somewhat medicinal, but it has a lasting, sweet-balsamic undertone. The odor of this oil is quite obnoxious to some people, sickly sweet, nauseating. To others, it is quite fresh and pleasant. The chief constituent is eugenol which is also present as a methylether. Myrcene, limonene dipentene and small amounts of citral bring a certain freshness to the harshleafy, phenolic odor. The flavor of this oil is warm, almost pungent, spicy and somewhat bitter.
Arctander, Steffen . Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (p. 101).