Bay rum is a type of cologne and aftershave lotion. Other uses include as under-arm deodorant and as a fragrance for shaving soap, as well as a general astringent.
Did you know that Bay Rum was initially prepared by collecting the distillate from boiling bay leaves in white rum? Now it is made from a combination of bay oil, citrus, spice oils, alcohol, and water. The Bay tree grows throughout Dominica but production and distilleries are concentrated in the southeast of the island. A must-try!