Making Homemade Bay Rum

Discussion in 'Soapmaking & Lotions' started by HolyRollah, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Friends,

    i will try my own homemade Bay Rum Aftershave.

    My idea behind it is, to "create" two different types of Bay Rum. One "Summer" Bay Rum (with more Lemon / Citrus) and Menthol added and one "Winter / Christmas" Bay Rum with a warmer scent, which contains more Vanilla Extract and more Cinnamon and Orange.

    Now my question would be, what should i use to get the Summer version as "fruity" as possible...i know, less clove and allspice but are lemon / lime zests enough for what I would like? Essential Oils maybe added?

    I hope you know what i tried to explain...:lyrtuy5:

  2. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    You can use the zest, but essential oils of lemon & lime do exist and seem like an easier way to add those scent notes.
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  3. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Today i did it...

    I "created" my very first homemade Aftershave. Loosely based on the recipe which was given here from @HolyRollah

    I added juniper berries.

    I was a bit "afraid" to do something wrong, but this is no Rocket Science...

    Next Monday i will splash it on, just too see if it works at this point. Curious...Wish me luck.

  4. okiwen

    okiwen Member

    Where did you find the juniper? Does it grow near you?
  5. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    It's getting closer to being gin.

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