Sage is great for cooking with but did you know it’s great for medicinal use as well? Sore throats, brighter teeth, healthier gums, enhanced memory, these are just a few of Sage’s many purposes in medicine!
He is also great for those who perspire excessively. Here is a great recipe for making your own deodorant for odor and perspiration control:
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
20 drops Sage essential oil
5-6 Tbsp Coconut oil
Mix together baking soda and arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Add the essential oil and mash with a fork until the oil is mixed in.
Slowly add the coconut oil and work it in with a spoon until it resembles the same texture as the store bought kind, solid but able to be applied easily.
Place in a small wide mouthed jar with lid and apply with fingers with each use.
This will last about 6 months. If the deodorant liquifies, you can leave it in the fridge between uses (coconut oil melts at 76 degrees fahrenheit/24 degrees celsius).
For more information about Sage and lots more great recipes and crafts, check out the November 2010′s issue of Herbal Roots! Subscribe for a year and get 12 issues for the price of 10