I like the smell of sage and have been wanting to use our giant sage plant to make deodorant. I only have a slight idea of how to do this, maybe some readers can suggest a better technique. Pretty please? I used filled a small jam jar with fresh sage leaves then soak them in 80% (160 proof) alcohol for two weeks. I then poured the contents into a 2oz spray bottle and added a few drops of lavender, clary sage and tea tree essential oils. It smelled okay, but not what I hoped for. Anything is better than summer BO and aluminum tainted store bought crap right?