The water extract of the sage provides astringent and cleansing action and the alcohol disinfects and deodorizes.
1/2 cup 80 proof brandy 1/2 teaspoon glycerin
1/2 cup sage infusion (use 1 tablespoon 20 drops sage essential oil for further sage leaf and 4 oz. water) deodorizing action
Make herbal infusion with sage leaf and water, steep for 8 hours and strain. Pour 2 oz. of sage infusion, brandy, glycerin and essential oil into a jar, cap and shake. Apply deodorant mixture onto a cotton swab or cloth and rub into underarms’for cleaning and neutralizing body odor. You can also put the deodorant into a spray bottle and mist underarms. Makes 4 oz. Variations follow: