This recipe for an an all natural healing sage herbal lotion bar is so easy and makes the best lotion body bar from sage. These lotion bars are great for dry skin, irritated skin or itchy skin and good for all skin types as discussed in the article cited below. The sage herbal lotion bar can be used as massage bars for rough elbows and knees and do not have a greasy feel. You just rub the lotion bar on your skin for a super easy application.
Making lotion bars from herbs and other medicinal plants, weeds and flowers is a fun beneficial activity. This lotion bar made from sage has many benefits. The only use I ever knew from sage was for dressing at Thanksgiving! It is amazing what wonderful properties that herbs really have.
Benefits of Sage for the Skin
This article describes the many benefits of sage for the skin.
Sage is good for relieving several skin conditions, such as chapped skin, acne, eczema and psoriasis. The oil from sage has an astringent property and is often added to face and body washes. The article also discusses that sage improves skin’s appearance by stimulating cell renewal and increasing blood circulation and that the herb is rich in calcium and vitamin A needed for daily cell regeneration and can delay the onset of wrinkles! Sage also improves the appearance of varicose veins and can reduce cellulite. Sage can also be used for wound treatment and can reduce UVA damage to the skin.
Sage Herbal Lotion Bar Benefits
This sage lotion bar is a great moisturizing lotion bar that is also just good for your skin and helps with dry skin areas and sun-damaged skin. It is good for dry skin types and problem areas such as dry heels, hands, and feet. The skin nourishing oils will soak right into the skin and make softer skin for even your extra dry problem spots.
How to Make Sage Herbal Lotion Bar
To make salves, balms, lotions and lotion bars, you need to start with an infused oil.
How to Make an Infused Oil
The first step to make an oil infusion is to dry the herbs. You can let the plants air dry by spreading them in a single layer on a dish towel or paper towel and let them dry for several days. The other option is to use a dehydrator set at a low setting.
I used my dehydrator to dry the sage leaves and the flowers
The next step is to make an infused oil with the dried flower or herb by steeping the flower or herb in a carrier oil. Different kind of oils can be used including sweet almond oil, avocado oil, sweetgrass oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil.
Add the dried sage leaves and flowers to a glass jar. The amount of oil you want will depend on how much lotion that you want to make. You will add about twice as much oil as your dried flowers or herbs. For example you can add the flowers or herbs to a pint jar about halfway and then fill the jar almost to the top. If you want less, you can fill the jar about 1/4 up with herbs and then 1/2 way with oil. Also, you can make more than you plan to use for now and save the additional oil for later.
There are several options for making the infused oil:
Slow option: Just add the lid to the jar and put it away in a cabinet for 4 to 6 weeks. Shake the jar every once in a while. You can also put the jar in direct sunlight for a couple weeks to infuse the oil.
Fast double boiler method: Place the jar in a saucepan of a couple inches of hot water and heat the water on low for about 2 hours
Fast crockpot method: Add your dried herbs or flowers and oil to the crockpot, make sure that the oil covers the herbs. Heat the oil slowly and keep the crockpot on warm. Try to keep the temp between 120-130 F. Let it heat for several hours.
Making the Sage Lotion Bar
The next step is to strain the dry sage leaves from the infused oil.
Once you have the infused oil, you add the amount desired to a double boiler, then add the beeswax and shea butter. The measurements for lotions bars are equal amounts of oil, beeswax, shea butter. A lot of recipes for lotion bars and salves that I have seen use measurements in grams and oz. I feel it is easier with simple measurements. I wanted to start with a small batch to see how this turned out, so I used 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup beeswax and 1/4 cup shea butter. Cocoa butter can be substituted for shea butter.
Stir until the beeswax and shea butter are melted.
Pour the mixture into small silicone or heatproof candy molds. You can also add a couple drops of essential oils of your choice, such as sage essential oils.
Let the mixture set up into solid lotion bars. It does not take long.
Enjoy making and using this all natural sage herbal lotion bar recipe made from natural ingredients and sage leaves and flowers. It is very easy to make small batches of these lotion bars. I plan to continue to explore making salves, balms, lotions, and other similar items from plants and flowers found in nature and also from herbs and flowers that I grow.
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- Dried Sage Leaves and Flowers and Carrier Oil, which can include sweet almond oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, or olive oil to make infused oil
- 1/4 cup infused oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- Optional: Essential oil of your choice
- Create the sage infused oil with the dried sage leaves and flowers and the carrier oil- See Notes
- Heat the infused oil in a double boiler
- Add the beeswax and shea butter
- Heat and stir until the beeswax and shea butter are completely melted
- Pour the liquid into small silicone or heatproof candy molds
- Optional: Add essential oil of your choice.
- Let the lotion bars set up
There are several methods for creating the infused oil which are described in the article.
This was a small batch, that made 2 lotion bars. It can be increased as needed using equal parts oil, beeswax and shea butter.