Sage Massage Oil
Salvia apiana, white sage, aka bee sage, or sacred sage, is an evergreen perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern US northwestern Mexico, found mainly on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. A beautiful place to see if you haven’t yet. We just took the kids to see it last spring and it was incredible! Watch out for snakes.
About this Recipe
Sage is an Antispasmodic- just like it sounds, it relieves muscle spasms. It’s also Anti-inflammatory- also just like it sounds, reduces inflammation.
These two actions work well together in cases of injury. When you are working with herbs It’s important to have herbs that work well together. Some don’t play nice together. Even better, find an herb that offers a multiple actions at once.
- 2 ounces unscented massage oil or plant based carrier oil
- 7 Drops Sage essential oil
For this recipe I’m going to give you measurements because it’s important to have a proper balance when it comes to essential oils. They are in fact chemicals and should be treated as such. You don’t need to run out to purchase a fancy massage oil blend. Any plant based oil will do. I love Sweet Almond oil!
Step by Step Instructions
Combine the ingredients into a vessel of some type (ex: jar, bottle, etc.)
Shake gently until blended.
To use, you are going to apply 1 to 2 teaspoons to a targeted area and massage it in. This is a great way to get those benefits directly onto stiff sore swollen muscles.
And it’s a bonus benefit to the brain because you will smell this oil as your body diffuses the scent giving you a memory boost and maybe even some new neuro pathways!