A rosemary & sage oil blend is so easy to make at home. But why would you want to make it? I’m going to break down how & why I decided to try making my own herb oils & blends using herbs from my garden and oils I already have on hand.

One of the main reasons I started making oil blends was to cook with or dip bread in, you know like they do at restaurants. Or like the ones sold in pretty bottles at the store that cost a small fortune. Making them is much cheaper – almost free since you’ll probably already have the oils anyway – and fresh or dried herbs are very inexpensive.

Beyond cooking, herbs are useful for their medicinal properties and have been used since the beginning of time for everything from healing wounds to treating mental diseases. This is what I became more interested in. When I started making my own personal care products I wanted them to be completely clean to the point where you could actually eat them.

And I didn’t want to buy an arsenal of essential oils. That’s where the garden comes in. I grow mostly vegetables but there’s a handful of herbs & edible flowers out there too. Some of the herbs, like this sage, grow like crazy can take over if not kept in check to a degree.

There’s just no way we could eat it all so I harvest from mine mostly to make smudge sticks and to give away. They’re also really great as fragrant greenery in a vase or, when in bloom, as cut flowers.

Why Make Rosemary Sage Oil?

Those smudge sticks are what got me to thinking about making an infused oil, not to be confused with essential oil. My thought was it could be like my own personal portable smudging oil. Then, because I’m a bit of a research nerd, I started researching what different herbs were good for other than cooking. I recalled a few years back that the only reason I started growing flowers was because of the “medicinal” effects I was learning about and figured this couldn’t be much different.

And I was right. Turns out both sage & rosemary have a ton of benefits for everything from skin & hair to cognitive & mental health to spirituality. So I wasn’t just doing some random thing, this could be a really positive addition to my personal care products AND in the kitchen.

How To Make Rosemary Sage Oil For Skin & Hair

As I said at the start of this article, making this or any herb infused oil is super simple. All you need is your oil(s) of choice – I used a combination of 76° coconut oil & EVOO – and a handful of fresh sage & rosemary leaves. Here’s a cheat sheet on oils & their topical benefits.

Put the leaves in a jar or airtight container, cover with oil and let it steep for a few days. I made a very small jar initially, just in case I didn’t like it. AND I forgot about it and left it sitting there for more like a week or 2. Then just the oil straight out of the jar or strain it to get the leaves out & store in an airtight container.

I did consider heating the herbs in the oil but decided not to because it might degrade the potency of the herbs. The flavor would be great for sure, but the topical efficacy maybe not as much. I really don’t know but in my head that makes sense. Maybe I’ll try it one day to see if it makes a difference.

I am only using this on my face, hands, neck & pressure points. So far, so great – it’s not greasy, absorbs quickly, and smells subtly fresh. I read that this could be used as a natural deodorant so I’ll have to try that out at some point – worst case, it does nothing but at best it could work.

Last thought… When I was researching herbal oils and specifically the benefits of rosemary sage oil, I found that this can be really pricey. From what I saw, just a rosemary infused oil is about $12 for 2 oz on the low end and $44 for 3.4 oz on the high end.

Did I mention that this is practically free? Would you try it? Have you already tried it? Personally, I think I’m hooked on making herbal infused oils now.

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