Aleppo oil is made of olive oil and bay laurel oil. Used alone or in combination with Dead Sea salt, it has the incomparable virtues of Aleppo soap.
It contains 10% bay laurel oil and 90% olive oil.
This percentage of 10% bay laurel oil is very important because it is native, unlike the saponified laurel bay oil contained in Aleppo soap.
In addition, unlike Aleppo soap, the oil applied is not rinsed off, so its action is prolonged.
Here are the 5 wonderful benefits of this noble oil, some of which are unknown in the West. Powerful, it is preferable not to use it pure but diluted at 10% in olive oil: This is Aleppo oil.
1) Relaxation: It calms the body and mind, reduces stress. It is a powerful muscle relaxant, valuable in case of body aches, torticollis, cramps
2) To relieve headaches, massage the temples with Aleppo oil
3) Promotes perspiration in case of fever and thus lowers the temperature, while eliminating toxins.
4) Powerful antimicrobial
These 4 properties make it the best remedy for winter
-> Immerse a tablespoon of Aleppo oil in a bowl of very hot water and
breathe vapors or let diffuse into the room to purify the air.
-> Massage the chest with Aleppo oil or apply a moist and warm poultice of Aleppo oil. (Heat the water but not the oil)
5) Finally, and more known, the dermatological properties of Aleppo oil:
It treats skin problems, it is rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It keeps the skin clear. It promotes hair growth and eliminates dandruff.
*As a precaution, do not use on babies or pregnant women
Some people may be intolerant or allergic to bay leaf: Stop using if redness appears within 24-48 hours of application.
If in doubt test on a small area before first use.