DIY Homemade Sage Solutions

You can experience the amazing health benefits of sage without spending a lot. Making sage products from home is easy, convenient, inexpensive, and rewarding.

Sage Hair Dye

Did you know that you can use sage to restore your natural hair color? Yes, it will cover up the gray, and will make your hair soft and shiny as well. And all this without the harmful effects of nasty chemical hair colors.

What you will need:

  • A cup of dried sage
  • A quart of water
  • A large pot
  • Lavender oil or rosemary oil (optional)

Instructions for making your sage hair dye:

  • Pour some clean water into a pot and place it over high heat. Let the water boil.
  • Add the sage to the boiling water and let it boil for 30 minutes to an hour. You will notice that the water gets darker as you let the sage steep in the water.
  • Take the pot out of the fire and let the resulting tea cool down.
  • Lean over the sink or tub, and scoop the tea over your head. Do this repeatedly until you get the shade you desire.
  • To give your hair a refreshing scent, add some lavender oil or rosemary oil into your homemade sage dye for your last rinse.

This also helps make your scalp healthier and your hair smoother.

Sage Incense

This is another no-brainer DIY project that you’ll wish you’d known about long ago.

Homemade sage incense gets rid of nasty odors, sets the mood for meditation and yoga practice, and helps relax your tired mind and body.

Making incense out of sage and other herbs is incredibly easy and won’t cost a dime.

What you will need:

  • Several branches of sage and other herbs like rosemary
  • Thread or any thin string

Instructions for making your sage incense:

  • Make a bundle out of the branches of herbs and cut them into the same length.
  • Tie the branches together by winding the thread or string from one end to the other at an angle and winding it again towards the bottom end at the opposite angle. This will create a crisscross pattern which will help hold the branches together. Tie a knot on the finishing end, making sure there is a loop formed.
  • Hang the tied-up branches using the loop. Let the branches dry completely.
  • Once the herbs are completely dry, you can use it as incense. Simply burn one end of the bundle and it will give off a nice scent.
  • Be careful when lighting and using your sage-and-rosemary incense to prevent fire from spreading.

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Sage Body Scrub

Did you know that if you rub a garlic clove on your big toe, you will taste it in your mouth in less than 15 minutes?

That is how quickly the body absorbs anything you put on your skin. If you’re still using chemical-laden skin products, now is the time to learn about and begin using all-natural alternatives.

This sage body scrub is a good place to start.

What you will need:

  • 4 to 6 leaves of fresh sage
  • A grapefruit
  • 2 cups fine sea salt
  • Half a cup of date sugar
  • A cup of olive oil
  • A blender
  • A grater
  • A bowl

Instructions for making your sage body scrub:

  • Put the olive oil and sage leaves into a blender and then puree them.
  • In a bowl, combine the puree with the sea salt and date sugar. Mix all the ingredients well with a spoon.
  • Use a grater to remove the zest from the grapefruit. Add the zest to the sage mixture.
  • Cover the bowl and place your body scrub in the refrigerator.
  • During your shower, get a spoonful of your homemade body scrub and massage it all over your body. Do so in a circular manner, targeting the rough spots. Return the body scrub inside the fridge when you’re done.

Sage is both an indispensable culinary herb (great in stuffing and in pasta sauce!) and a one-of-a-kind natural medicine that works its wonders on a wide variety of health problems. Start growing sage and enliven your kitchen and your health.

How to grow and cultivate sage in your herb garden

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