Sage Advice

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:

Sage Deodorant

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 issue of Herbal Roots zine!

2 Responses to “Sage Advice”

  1. 1
    Lydia Gray

    This recipe is great. I make one similar to it, but instead of the EO, I used very finely ground dried sage. Either way, this deoderant works great!!

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    trina edwards

    thank you for this recipe I am at home unable to get to the shops for byeing xmas gifts. I have made this using the dried organic sage . for my son who loves anything natural that i make . also I made one using dried rosepetals and rose oil for me and my mum . cant wait to try it. thanks trina

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