Bay Rum Aftershave Recipe

Make a thoughtful handcrafted gift using this Bay Rum Aftershave recipe, an herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season or any time!

| November/December 2001

Make this Bay Rum Aftershave recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.

Bay Rum Aftershave Recipe

• 1 teaspoon whole allspice
• 1 teaspoon whole cloves
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon bark
• 1 teaspoon cardamom pods
• 1 handful crushed bay leaves
• 1/2 cup rum
• Orange flower water
• 10 drops sandalwood essential oil

1. Crush the allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom with a mortar and pestle, and mix the herbs with the bay leaves.

2. Place the herbs in a clean glass jar, and cover them with the rum.

3. Soak the mixture for 2 weeks, shaking daily.

4. Strain and dilute the liquid with an equal part of orange flower water (available at Middle-Eastern markets and some health-food stores) and 10 drops of sandalwood oil. Makes 1/2 cup.

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