Originally, bay rum was a cologne used by early sailors in the Caribbean. They found that the leaves of the West Indian bay tree helped mask odor if rubbed on their skin.
A good friend, Caroline, who lives in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, is my source for the bay leaves. For several months, the leaves infused in rum with spices and citrus peels. This aftershave is “Sailor Strength” with a bold, masculine profile.
Shake well before each use to incorporate essential oils.
Ingredients: water, vodka and rum infused with bay rum leaves from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (courtesy of Caroline Pott), cinnamon, allspice, cloves, peppercorn, and grapefruit peel, aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerin, handmade organic vanilla extract, essential oils of organic balsam of Peru, organic ginger, cinnamon, organic nutmeg, and organic black pepper