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 (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 leaves using a nut milk and, using a funnel, pour into sterilized amber jars. Alternatively, place a coffee filter in a funnel and place funnel in and amber jar. Pour oil into coffee filter lined funnel to strain. Label and store in a cool, dark place. Discard oil if you see any cloudiness.
To Use: pour a bit of the oil into the palm of your hand and rub hands together. Rub into your hair to use as a leave-in conditioner, concentrating the oil on the ends to guard against split ends. You can also apply some of this oil onto the scalp to help with dandruff.
Note: You can use just Sage, Sage & Rosemary, OR Sage, Rosemary & Nettle, any combination (e.g. equal amounts, 2 parts to 1 part, etc.).
I've used this oil for dry hair, flyaways, dry scalp, as a leave-in conditioner and to help style my hair. I've also used this oil as a light facial oil during the cool days of spring. Other uses for this oil include to help control dandruff and to help with hair falling out/regrowth of hair. Indeed, this is a formula that is often sold in health food stores---but why buy when you can make your own, and for a fraction of the cost at that!
Sage and rosemary are antibacterial herbs so your oil should last for a while.
FYI: Use gloves when handling the Nettle!
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