How to make Desert Sage Body Scrub

by Jade Shutes

Sage (Salvia officinalis) has become one of my favorite aromas and plants to work with this year. Perhaps because of those menopausal hot flashes which sage so efficiently helps to ease!

Please note: The Sage I used in this recipe is Salvia officinalis petite feuilles which is almost ketone-free. I highly recommend it but I believe it is currently only available from Original Swiss Aromatics. You can find it here. Please see options below if you choose not to purchase this essential oil.

The Desert Salt Scrub


Here’s what you’ll need:

◻︎ Glass bowl
◻︎ Stainless steel fork and spoon
◻︎ Glass or PET plastic container for finished product

Ingredients: (to make one product)
◻︎ 1 cup Fine sea salt
◻︎ 1/2 cup+ Sesame or jojoba oil (or other vegetable oil of your choice)
◻︎ 1/4-1/3 cup Dried sage leaves ground to a fine powder
◻︎ 6-7 drops Sage (Salvia officinalis petites feuilles) essential oil
◻︎ 6-7 drops Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia)essential oil
◻︎ 3-4 drops Jatamansi/Nard (Nardostachys jatamansi) essential oil

How to make:
1. Combine 1 cup of fine sea salt with 1/4 cup finely ground dried sage leaves. Can add up to 1/3 cup of sage.
2. Stir until well combined. The fork comes in handy for breaking up any clumps in the sea salt.
3. Measure 1/2 cup of sesame oil and place drops of essential oils into the oil. Stir with fork.
4. Pour oil into bowl with salt and sage leaves.
5. Stir until well combined. At this point you can add more vegetable oil if desired.
6. Scoop scrub into sterilized glass or PET plastic container. Be sure to remove any spillage on the container lid/rim. Place cap on.
7. Label product. (We will be covering how to create labels in our next post, promise!)

This is a salt scrub for the body, not the face! It can be used 2-4 times a week as desired.

Options: If you don’t want to order the Sage petites feuilles you can simply add in that 1/3 cup powdered dried sage leaves along with the other two essential oils. The plant material itself will provide that beautiful sage aroma. You can even leave the essential oils out all together and still have a beautiful aroma and effective scrub.

Jar Ideas: Reuse glass jars you have saved or you can purchase these flip top jars with or without a spoon attached.

We hope you enjoy this delicious body scrub!

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Walk in Beauty.

Jade Shutes