Data: Bay west indian is distilled from the dried leaves. The Pimenta racemosa tree is very common in the Caribbean and Central America, where the leaves have long been distilled with alcohol to produce bay rum — a tonic used for colds, muscle pains, and hair treatments. Used in many male fragrances.
Principal places of production: Dominica, Jamaica, Virgin Islands
When buying look for: A deep amber to light-brown liquid with a spicy, sweet, clove-like aroma. Should not be confused with bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) oil.
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