Place fresh Sage leaves with Rosemary and Nettle leaves*, if using, slightly packed, in a mason jar. Size of jar will determine how much leaves you have on hand (e.g. 1, 2 or 4 cup jar). Pour oil to cover leaves, stirring with a wooden object (like a bamboo skewer or the handle of a wooden spoon) so that all leaves are coated. Pour oil to the top of the jar. Place on lid and screw cap and let sit 6 weeks in the cupboard.
Strain out the oil using a nut milk bag or a sieve lined with a coffee filter. Using a funnel, pour the oil into sterilized amber jars. Label and store in a cool, dark place. Discard oil if you see any cloudiness. Shelf life: 1 year.
*You can use just Sage, Sage & Rosemary, or Sage, Rosemary & Nettle, any combination (e.g. equal amounts, 2 parts to 1 part, etc.). Do wear gloves when handling the Nettles!
This recipe is essential oil free, gentle, safe, and easy to make.
Rosemary, Sage and Nettle are all astringent, with Nettle being known to help with dandruff. As noted in the Directions, you can use just one or a combination of the herbs.
FYI: if you only have dried herbs, follow the directions HERE on how to make an oil infusion with dried herbs and a crockpot.
As always, Enjoy :)