Originally Posted by sarıpatates
1- daphne essential oil smells like daphne. it's bay leaf
. smells aromatic and green. probably a lot of terpene content. camphoraceous too. I can't say anything about its toxicity but I'd be cautious with the oils from green stuff. at any rate it has a strong smell so dilution would be necessary -if the smell is all you are after. why is it difficult to find it? don't know. it isn't expensive though.
I don’t have any daphne oil and as far as I can remember have never smelt any, but I have grown daphne plants and the smell of the flowers is spectacular, so I can imagine that an essential oil of those would be very interesting. I’ve also grown bay trees over many years and they are very different indeed (and I have smelt bay-leaf oil).
So it seems likely that we are using the same words to mean different things. Here is what I understand by daphne:
One of several related species of mainly winter flowering shrubs, but most usually Daphne odora
And bay leaf:
The tree grown throughout Europe and elsewhere for it’s leaves used as a flavouring Laurus nobilis
The wiki article does not mention it, but I’m certain that every part of Daphne odora
is very poisonous - in fact I should really look up a good reference source to cite and add that to the article because it could be rather an important thing to know. And makes me think that any essential oil made from the plant would need to be used with some caution. EDIT
: Wiki now updated.
So - which of those did you mean? Or was it another plant altogether that I’ve not thought of? And if it is Daphne odora
- where can I get some essential oil?