My homemade Bay Rum Aftershave

Discussion in 'Soapmaking & Lotions' started by Speed, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Speed

    Speed Member

    I love my bay rum AS,but I added Lime essential oil to the mix,and I think I love it more.
  2. Cool Breeze

    Cool Breeze Sushi Shaver

  3. Speed

    Speed Member

    I tweak it to what I feel more or less as far as the Bay,or cloves or lime EO

    1 cup rum
    1 cup witch hazel
    1/4 cup moonshine
    tblsp glycerine
    teaspoon cloves
    tblsp whole allspice
    3 cinnamon sticks
    zest of a whole orange
    Aura Cacia Bay Essential Oil
    Lime EO
    I shake it once or twice a day,for two weeks ,then strain through a coffee filter and bottle it.
  4. Cool Breeze

    Cool Breeze Sushi Shaver

    Awesome, I'm on it.
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  5. Speed

    Speed Member

    I ended up putting more rum in than a cup,then added more moonshine ,then more witch hazel and ended up with 32 oz. in a mason jar because of all the spices,It got dark after two weeks,but I love it.So does my wife.
    I also in a little bottle put half witch hazel,half moonshine,a little glycerine added sandalwood and Lavender EO.She liked that more,but I like the bay rum better.
    Good luck,its a lot of fun and smells great
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  6. Speed

    Speed Member

    Let me know how you make out with your bay rum.You will save money in the long run because a bottle of like say Royall is $30+.I yield 32 ounces every time I make it and give out to friends.They love it.The Bay essential oil goes a long way.Week to your desire,I put more allspice and clove second time I made it.You can use any cheap dark rum OR Captain Morgans.Plus its fun to make and kind of rewarding,if that makes any sense.
  7. theunnamed

    theunnamed Well-Known Member

    Do you know any alternative to Witch Hazel ?
  8. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    How much of the essential oils do you use?

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