Sage Saturdays: Incorporate Sage into Your Beauty Routine Pt. 4

Photo Source: Vicki Bartel

As our first three “Sage Saturday” blog posts demonstrated, our Jordanian Dried Sage Herbal Tea Leaves can be consumed in a number of ways, from tea to scones to pizza. Have you ever thought about using sage externally, though? Sage’s earthy, woodsy smell can have a calming effect, and its antiseptic properties can keep your skin healthy and clean.

Wooden spoon full of sage tea, a tea cup full of tea, and a textured tea towel on top of a wooden platter.

Photo Source: Vicki Bartel

To use our dried sage on your skin, you have to first extract its properties into a carrier medium. Water is a simple carrier and creates a sage-infused liquid that can be used for multiple purposes. Follow these steps to create your own all purpose sage elixir. Once you’ve made this base, you can customize it depending on your purpose. 

Sage Elixir

  1. Pour two cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil. Place dried sage springs into a heat-safe jar.
  2. Once the water boils, pour it over the sage and let sit for at least 24 hours. The goal here is to bring the sage back to life and pull its oils and beneficial properties out into the water.
  3. Strain the mixture and discard the sprigs. Pour the liquid into a jar that can be sealed (Mason jars work well here). 

Once you’ve made your sage elixir, you can use it for a number of beauty-related purposes. Here are just a few.

A bowl full of sage leaves with a scooper on a wicker platter.

Photo Source: Saleem Fayad Photography

Sage Elixir Uses

  • Facial Toner: Sage works as a gentle and natural astringent, soaking up extra oil and bacteria sitting on the surface of your skin. To make a toner, mix one part sage elixir with one part witch hazel in a spray bottle. You can spray it onto a cotton ball and wipe your skin, or spray it directly onto your skin.

  • Hair Rinse: Take a cup of your sage elixir into the shower and rinse your hair with it for glossy, healthy hair. If you have an essential oil smell you particularly like, feel free to add a couple drops to your rinse!

  • Mouthwash: Sage’s antibacterial properties have been shown to promote dental hygiene. Swish a small amount of your elixir after brushing for a clean and fresh mouth. In addition to promoting a clean mouth, this elixir might also be a remedy for a sore throat or canker sores.

Two bags of tea sitting on a wooden platter.Photo Source: Vicki Bartel

Do you use sage as part of your beauty routine? If you do, share this post on Instagram and tag us (@sittisoap)!

We highlighted our Jordanian Dried Sage Herbal Tea Leaves throughout the month of July. Each Saturday we posted about new and easy ways to incorporate sage into your life.

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