The Mary Louise Cosmetics Bay Rum Aftershave Balm is made from all natural essential ingredients. Unlike other brands that use bay rum fragrance, alcohol and water, MLC’s Bay Rum is made with Organic Certified whole bay leaves, Allspice, Vanilla, Clove as well as other natural ingredients. Bay Rum formulated this way ensures that your skin is receiving all of benefits that mother intended.
History of Bay Rum :
Bay Rum holds a special place in the history of people of African decent. Originating in the West Indies, Bay Rum Oil, which was originally made by soaking bay leaves in rum, became a favorite of early 16th century sailors and slave traders looking to cover up the stench that comes from months at sea. Later it became a go-to for 19th century cowboys to do the same for the trail. In the modern era, it became a staple ingredient in aftershaves, since Bay Rum Oil was found to be effective in fighting acne and soothing irritated skin. The clean, sweet, spicy scent is back in a new, all-natural formulation from Mary Louise Cosmetics.
Here are just a few amazing benefits:
1. More Vibrant Skin
Bay Rum is frequently found in after-shaves because bay leaves help to de-stress your skin, thus preventing the occurrence of wrinkles and skin outbreaks. Bay leaf also has pretty amazing healing powers, which is another reason it’s perfect for your skin in the winter months. In the past, it was used to relieve cuts and bruises. Bay leaf oil also has antifungal and anti-bacterial properties which can cure skin infections.
2. Mood Uplifter
Bay Rum can also be an efficient anti-depressant. The scent is so pleasant, even a small amount has been found to initially uplift the sense of wellbeing and can increase confidence levels.
Certified Organic Whole Bay Leaves
Clove Essential Oil
Organic Vanilla Extract
other natural ingredients
Place a small amount of MLC Bay Rum in your palms and apply to all areas of your skin as an aftershave. Allow skin to cool for about 10 minutes before applying the MLC Bump Blocker.
Benefits of Bay Oil
The prevention of hair loss is another promoted benefit of the oil from the West Indies bay tree. As an astringent, the oil triggers contractions in muscles and tissues. It fortifies the hold of scalp on hair roots, as well as strengthens gums and helps stop the sagging of skin and muscles. Hemorrhages can also be potentially prevented when using bay oil, which can cause blood vessels to contract.
Organic Whole Bay Leaves
Bay oil, along with thyme oil, also showed antifungal activity. In a 2008 study, out of 26 plant species tested, thyme and bay oils were the most effective against Phytophthora cactorum and Cryponectria parasitica.8
Further research9 has demonstrated the antibacterial effects of bay essential oil, along with 9 other essential oils – cinnamon, grapefruit, lemongrass, thyme, clary sage, wintergreen, clove, allspice, and camphor. These oils were tested on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). Researchers found that these oils were more efficient in eliminating the bacterial strains than vancomycin, the primary drug used for MRSA and MSSA treatment. West Indies bay oil, as well as bay laurel oil, exhibited bacteria-fighting properties against other pathogenic species, such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, E. coli,and Listeria.10