Bay Rum Soap Recipe
There are many variatons of this classic Caribbean scent available nowadays. Most blends start with essential oils of bay with some kind of citrus essential oils such as orange and may be lime with the more anchoring notes of cloves and allspice. This recipe is a basic bayrum with bay, orange and cloves. Further experimentation could yield other versions with allspice, pepper, tobacco, orrisroot and even vetiver essential oils to impart richness to the middle notes and extend the drydown. The top notes may be played with to give a fresher impact with bergamot, lime and mandarin essential oils.
Montego Bayrum Soap
Essential oil blend
5 parts Bay essential oil
1 part orange essential oil (orange 5 fold essentil oil may be used instead or lime e.o)
1 part clove essential oil
(Essential oil useage suggestion 1-1.5% = 0.32 to 0.48 oz per batch)
8 oz. Coconut oil
8 oz. Palm Kernel oil
8 oz. Mango butter
8 oz. Hemp oil
4.75 oz. Lye
12 oz. Water or (milk if making milk soap)
Batch Size --- 32 oz.
Follow directions for making cold process soap How To Make Cold Process Soap.
At the end of trace and after mixing in any herbs or colorants, combine essential oils and add to soap mixture before pouring into mold. Continue as per directions in How To make Cold Process Soap for curing soap.
Where to Buy essential Oils
My favorite east coast supplier of essential oils is A Garden Eastward located in Ludowici, Georgia, run by husband and wife team Denny and Noel. I have been ordering essential oils from them for the last six years and have always been impressed with the quality of their oils.
My favorite west coast supplier of 350 different essential oils is Liberty Natural located in Oregon City, Oregon - great customer service and a really nice crew that will patiently answer all your questions.
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