Laurel Berry Essential Oil has a fresh medicinal, but pleasantly spicy and warm aroma. Laurel Berry Oil has been used as an insect repellant, a spice oil, and a culinary herb oil in India. There are over 250 species of cinnamomum of which camphor, cassia and cinnamon are a part. This oil is not to be confused with Laurel Leaf (Laurus nobilis). One Indian company claims that this oil belongs to the Boraginaceae Family, but this is doubtful.