Bay Leaves: Its Benefits and Uses for Skin and Hair #BlogaberryDazzle

 Bay leaf or “tejpatta” is an integral part of any Indian kitchen. For its beautiful aroma we always use it in our favourite recipes. Usually dried leaves are added to the cooking process. As much we know, bay leaves have no special role except to enhance the taste of cooking. Though this aromatic herb has some medicated properties that can do wonders for skin, hair and our overall health.

Bay leaves, benefits, uses, skincare, haircare

 Do you know that this humble tejpatta can do magic while incorporating to your daily beauty rituals? They can reduce some major skin or hair problems, like dandruff, itchy scalp, skin allergies, acne, in an instant. Are you excited to know? Well, let’s find out what are the best uses of bay leaves. Scroll down then.

This culinary herb is rich in anti-oxidants, Vitamins like C, A, and also is a powerful source of nutrients. Its antiinflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal properties have made it a fantastic healing herb for face, body and hair. Here, I am going to share some easy tips that I use myself and have received amazing results.

Bay leaves for skin:

Bay leaves, benefits, uses, skincare, haircare

1. Face mask for bright and clear skin:

Take a handful of leaves and grind to make a soft powder. Now add some Rose water or Vetiver water to this powder to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and after 10 minutes wash off to keep your skin soft, bright and clear. Do try to use this mask once a week to get healthy and flawless skin. 

2. For acne:

You need to take some leaves and boil them in water as long as you can smell the aroma. Leave them in the water for 10 minutes and strain it. Store the herb infused water in a glass bottle and refrigerate it. Dip a cotton ball in the infusion and apply on the affected area. Or you can wash your face with this water in the morning or before bed. This will soothe and calm the inflammation while treating acne. 

3. After sun exposure:

Whenever you have to step out at daytime, you can use the water (from tip 2) after returning home. Exposure to sunlight can cause some irritations or blemishes. Apply it after cleansing as a toner. It’ll calm and soothe the irritations and help reduce blemishes. To get better results do it daily. 

4. In your bath water:

Add some leaves to the bath water and soak them for 15 minutes. Then take a bath. This not only soothes your skin, but the sweet aroma will relax your senses as well. You can also use the powdered form and mix in water.

Bay leaves for hair:

Bay leaves, benefits, uses, skincare, haircare


1. To treat dandruff:

For this you need to take the required amount of the powder (from tip 1). Mix it with curd and honey and apply the paste on your scalp and hair. Keep it for 45 minutes and wash off with a gentle herbal shampoo. It will treat dandruff, itchy scalp and any infection.

2. For smooth and shiny hair:

Here, you’re going to use the infusion as the hair rinse or a conditioner after each head wash. You’ll love to see the shinier and smoother tresses. It also will help you to get rid of fungal infections and dandruff.

3. To control hair fall:

Take a handful of bay leaves and boil in coconut oil for 15-20 minutes. Leave it overnight and strain it. Store this infused oil into a glass bottle. The day before head wash, apply the oil on your scalp and hair and leave it overnight. The next day wash your head with any mild herbal shampoo. Do it once a week for better results. You can also add some hair-friendly herbs like hibiscus, bhringraj, shikakai to the infused oil and create a smooth paste. Apply the mask as the Pre-poo treatment on your scalp and hair. Wash off after 30 minutes.
So, there are so many ingredients in Indian kitchen that make us beautiful without spending much money. If you are impressed with these DIY tips, do try and let me know. 

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and sponsored by Bakez by Daizy.

Thank you for reading.

  1. Ghazala

    August 26, 2021 at 3:54 am

    I was not knowing that bay leaves can be used for skin care , I have acne problem , I will try your nuskha 🙂
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Deliciously Alive

    August 27, 2021 at 6:20 am

    I had no idea that Bay Leaves had so many uses for hair and beauty! Simply amazing! I am going to try the face pack as it seems so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Shreemayee

    August 27, 2021 at 6:21 am

    Good to know that you've found it helpful 😊

  4. Satabdi

    August 28, 2021 at 2:23 am

    I thought tej patta was only used to add flavor to food. Who knew it would be useful for hair and skin issues as well? I suffer from post-covid hairfall. Will try out the tej patta-infused coconut oil nuskha.

  5. Ritu

    August 28, 2021 at 2:23 am

    This is something new for me. I knew the benefit of bay leaves in cooking but not for skin and hair. Due to my allergies, I am always looking for natural alternatives. I have already bookmarked your post and will surely be trying out the tips you shared. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  6. Shreemayee

    August 28, 2021 at 2:24 am

    Glad to know that you've found this tips useful.

  7. Madhu Bindra

    August 28, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    I didn't know bay leaves had so many beauty benefits. My daughter suffers from skin allergies and will find this post very useful. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. aditi

    August 28, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Wow, I wasn't aware that bay leaf that makes our food aromatic, can work wonders for skin and hair! Thanks for the useful information:)

  9. smita saksena

    August 28, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Is it so? I didn't know that we can use bay leaves for skin and hair care… very useful post… will surely try out now. Thank you so much for sharing this informative post.

  10. Shreemayee

    August 28, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Yes, they're fantastic kitchen ingredients.

  11. Mehul Kaku

    August 29, 2021 at 2:09 am

    I did not know Bay leaves can do wonders. I knew its use in the kitchen.

  12. KickUpstairs

    August 29, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    A bay leaf enrich the flavour of our food but from you I came to know about that it is full of benefits which can treat your hair and skin. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post.

  13. Pooja Jha

    August 29, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    I love Bay leaves tea, though I wasn't aware of it's usage in hair fall too, I facing huge hair fall issue so, this is what I want to try next.

  14. Shail Thosani

    August 29, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    This is new information for me. I am going to try out the powder for face cleaning and for dandruff treatment. Thanks for the information.

  15. Vasumathi_The Scarlett Dragonfly

    August 29, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Very interesting uses for bay leaves. Gonna try the hair one soon. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Harjeet Kaur

    August 29, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Wow!! Bayleaves for skin and hair? I have never heard of this beauty ingredient. I do love the aroma and am sure it works wonders for the skin.Thanks for sharing Shreemayee

  17. Shreemayee

    August 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Yes, it can do magic on our skin and hair.

  18. Shreemayee

    August 29, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Please do try and let me know.

  19. Santwona

    August 31, 2021 at 3:52 am

    I had no clue about so many advantages of bay leaves. Just reading this out to my mom, while typing this comment. 🙂

  20. suhavijay

    August 31, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Wow, I never knew so many uses of Bay leaves. Will try them in the bath first for my child.

  21. Abha Singh

    August 31, 2021 at 3:52 am

    I never knew these benefits of bay leaves. I will sure try these tips. Especially for my hair fall problem.

  22. Abha Singh

    August 31, 2021 at 3:52 am

    I am not going to lie I never knew these benefits of bay leaves. I will sure try these tips.

  23. Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    August 31, 2021 at 3:52 am

    That sounds really new to me. I didn't know bay leaves can be incorporated to skincare and haircare

  24. every corner of world

    August 31, 2021 at 3:52 am

    I did not know about these benefits of Bay leaves. Such insightful post. I will try to incorporate it in a skin care regime> Thank you

  25. A Lady Lawyer

    September 13, 2021 at 3:52 am

    You have introduced me to the benefits of tej patta for the first time, I must try some of the things you have mentioned here!

  26. Shreemayee

    September 13, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Sure do try and let me know.

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