Bay Rum Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe
Bay Rum is a classic, masculine fragrance that originated in the Caribbean. I'm not an expert on the array of Bay Rum fragranced products that are currently available, but I believe that a number of them nowadays are synthetically fragranced. Traditional Bay Rum products were made by infusing fresh or dried bay leaves and berries in rum as a part of the formulation.
This diffuser recipe is intended to be much simpler. Having said that, Allspice and Clove essential oils, two of the oils in this basic and easy recipe, are skin irritants/sensitizers, and I suspect that Bay can be as well. For that reason, this blend is not intended for topical (skin) application. Instead, enjoy this masculine blend in your diffuser.
- 4 Parts Bay Essential Oil (Be sure it is Pimenta racemosa and not Laurus nobilis.)
- 2 Parts Orange Essential Oil
- 1 Part Clove Essential Oil
- 1 Part Allspice Essential Oil (Optional)
Combine the oils essential together and store in an amber or cobalt glass bottle. Add 1-3 drops of this blend in your aromatherapy diffuser, but be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for usage of your diffuser type and for maximum number of drops to use.
Do Not Use This Blend Topically
Do not use this blend on your skin. It is meant only for diffusion and room fragrancing applications.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.
Do You Need the Ingredients Listed in This Recipe?
You can find the essential oils, other ingredients and packaging that you need by patronizing the fine companies that support AromaWeb with their banner advertising located throughout AromaWeb (See them all at a glance within the Advertiser Spotlight area) and the listings located within the Aromatherapy Business Directory. Many of AromaWeb's advertisers also expertly formulate their own ready-made products if you decide you'd rather not make aromatherapy products yourself.
Do You Want More Essential Oil Recipes and Blends?
Over 800 Recipes!
The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
Author: Valerie Ann Worwood
Over 100 Recipes!
The Heart of Aromatherapy
Author: Andrea Butje
The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide
Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products
Author: Danielle Sade, BSc, CAHP
Visit AromaWeb's Books area to find details about many other essential oil and aromatherapy books.