Bay Rum essential oil - Profile

West Indies, Pimenta racemosa


This picture is generously made available for our use by Forest and Kim Starr. I searched the web literally for hours trying to find an uncopyrighted picture of Bay Rum. There were thousands of pictures of Bay Laurel. So we very much appreciate Forest and Kim's allowing others to make use of their pictures. They have a very interesting website if you are interested in plants and wild life in Hawaii. 

For starters Bay Rum is entirely different from the culinary Bay leaf we are all familiar with which is called Bay Laurel, also a very good essential oil, but not the one we're profiling here. For a short version of the many benefits of this particular essential oil, you will find that under our product Bay Rum (Pimenta racemosa) essential oil. For the long and well-researched version, you will find it under the beginnings of our Essential Oil Data Base.

We use this particular essential oil quite frequently and in several of our blends. We like it for our men's products and it is a unique part of our Spicey Muscle Oil, and we offer the undiluted pure essential oil of Bay Rum in 10 ml amber bottles.  I like to just add about 10 to 15 drops into some bath salts for Warren's soaking baths after a long hard day. And - of course - I really like the way he smells after that. He had back surgery several years ago and was told he needed to have surgery again. We've decided that wasn't a good idea at this point and he is able to stay mostly pain free with regular soaking baths and using our Spicey Muscle Oil - true story.

Safety/Cautions: Bay Rum should be used in moderation due to the high levels of eugenol content, as mentioned above, and can be a mucous membrane irritant. We repeat, use caution if taking any anticoagulant drugs such as aspirin, heparin or Coumadin. If using for personal care products please use caution and test the blend prior to use. We have found that this oil has many beneficial properties other than how good it smells - which originally was all that we used it for until we began to discover the other practical uses. The familiar aroma of what we call "Classic Bay Rum" is a favorite for many. Bay Rum should never be taken orally.

IMPORTANT: All of our products are for external use only.

We also suggest you have a good working knowledge of the use of essential oils or consult with an aromatherapy professional prior to use. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm). Please read our Disclaimer before using our products.

As always, we would love to hear if you use this particular essential oil, and if you do how you use it, and if you have any questions or comments they are always welcome.

Thanks for listening!