[ Recipe: DIY SPA - Clary Sage Anti-Aging Cream ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co
clary sage anti-aging cream

Clary sage is excellent for mature skin and is known for its calming effect on sensitive skin. Combined with cocoa butter and coconut and sweet almond oils, it nourishes and softens. Makes enough for one small tin.

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon cocoa butter, grated
Contents of 1 capsule vitamin E
6 drops clary sage essential oil*

Combine the oils and butter in a small pan and gently heat over low heat, stirring often, until melted and combined. Remove from heat and stir in vitamin E oil and clary sage essential oil until combined. Immediately pour into a small, clean glass jar or tin with a lid. Let cool undisturbed for several hours or overnight. To use, massage a small amount over face, neck and under the eyes each night after cleansing skin.

*Omit the clary sage essential oil if pregnant or nursing. Suitable substitutions after the first trimester: chamomile essential oil, sweet orange essential oil, lemon essential oil, lavender essential oil, peppermint essential oil.

Discover more information about
A Mother's Day of Your Own Making: History, Tradition, and DIY Herbal Spa Ideas
in the archived edition of our April 2018 email.