Sailors of old did not have access to water onboard ship as we do today. It was brought onboard in barrels and was used for drinking.
You can imagine what these sailors smelled like when they reached land! They knew they reeked. Someone discovered that they could take Bay Leaves and rub them on their skin to lighten the body odor.
At some point, a sailor found that if he steeped the leaves in Rum he could, in essence, have that great smell whenever he wanted.
Todays sailors may have access to water, but whether sailing in the Gulf of Maine, eating lobster on the rocky coast, circumnavigating the globe, or if you have no intention of getting any closer to the sea than a postcard, Kramperts Finest Acadian Spice Bay Rum will be there to give you a manly seafaring smell (without the body odor!) and repair your weathered skin.
You will know its history, everyone else getting close will just think you smell fantastic and have great skin.
Kramperts Finest Bay Rum celebrates that original formula, but builds on it for a fuller scent that is frankly, delicious smelling (but do not drink it!**).
Something the sailors of old also did not have were moisturizers. Acadian Spice is loaded with them. I also add plant extracts to help repair the skin and fight irritation. A few splashes will complete your shave, moisturize your skin, and will not be greasy, oily, or sticky.
I created this for myself and frankly I made the best Bay Rum I could. I share my best Bay Rum with you.
Control the moisture level by the amount used. If your skin is sticky after the Bay Rum dries back off a bit on the amount used.
Notes: One change that I needed to make to keep certain government agencies happy, was
the removal of the rum and the substitution of Isopropyl alcohol.
Smelled directly from the bottle... well, that never was a strong suit of the product, smell it that way and you'll never use it!
The magic happens after you put it on.
If you've never had the scent of a product develop on your skin, you will with my Bay Rum.
There is absolutely no difference with the original formula (which contained rum, and the associated regulatory headaches) or the reformulated where it counts, and that is on the skin.
Despite the fact that the formula no longer contains rum, I still call it Bay Rum because of it's lineage back to the sailors of days gone by.
Keep in mind this is a natural product (as close as I can get it), some settling may occur, and we also recommend care when applying as it may stain lighter colored fabrics while still wet.
I put the ingredients here for you to see before you buy because I am proud of what is in Kramperts Finest Bay Rum, but I am even more proud of what is not in it.
The scent is from the finest spices, essential oil, and plant extracts that I can find. The scent is not made in a beaker from a chemical reaction.
Ingredients: Witch Hazel, alcohols (isopropyl, ethyl and propoxylated), vegetable glycerine, natural scent and color from spices.
Kramperts Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice After Shave is completely handmade, of only the finest ingredients, right here proudly in the U.S.A.
Ideal packaging for travel, or for use as a refil for your Krampert's Finest Stainless Steel Flask