Sage Infused Vinegar

sage infused vinegar

Cleaning with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water is by far one of the most effective ways to clean, not to mention one of the safest you your health, your family’s, and yes, even the environment.

Add the power of herbs, and you have one super cleaning solution. In this case a natural and powerful anti-bacterial spray.Sage has been tested to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties against E. coli, Salmonella typhi, and Candida albicans, among many other microorganisms. Sage it is in fact one of the very few cooking herbs to have such power. (Source)

Sage Infused Vinegar

What you’ll need
  • Bunch of fresh (not dry) sage
  • 2 cups of white distilled vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray bottle

With your hands twist the sage, like wringing wet clothing, until very fragrant. Place in a glass container (I used a 16.9 0unce Fido jar–find it here) along with the 2 cups of white distilled vinegar and let it infused for a minimum of two week; I prefer to infuse for at least 4 weeks.

To use

Using a spray bottle, ad equal parts sage infused vinegar and water, spray any surface and wipe using a cloth rag.

Happy green cleaning!


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  1. Sarah Auzina says:

    White distilled, or apple cider vinegar? The ingredients list says one, the recipe says another. Will either work? Thanks! 🙂

  2. How long will this recipe stay good and effective for (i.e., can I leave it in the spray bottle for a couple of months and use as needed?)

    • Naturally Mindful says:

      Hi Sammie, usually I go through it within a month or two. To be on the safe side I would say up to 6 months (only because the effectiveness of the sage oils may decrease over time).

  3. Oh, thank you! I have a pot of sage calling my name!

  4. Christina says:

    I already clean with vinager and water. Excited to try it with sage. Thank you, for sharing this tip!

  5. Esta receta no la sabia, la probaré. Gracias

  6. Great post. This week over on Wildcrafting Wednesdays we’re hosting a special Hygiene Edition and this post would be perfect in the carnival. I’d love it if you would pop over and share this post with our readers.

  7. Michele says:

    Thank you for this recipe as I have a large patch of sage in my back yard. Now I know something else to do with it other than putting it in dressing.

  8. i have a ton of dried sage, is it possible to make a vinegar solution with that as well?

    • Hi Krae, to be honest I’m not sure. I don’t believe it would be as effective because the fresh leaves release their oil when crushed and I don’t think that can be done with dry leaves. You can certainly try!

  9. I made this and I absolutely love it! It also helps mask the string vinegar smell of just vinegar/water mixture. Thank you so much!

  10. Jessica says:

    I have some fresh basil, but no sage. Is there anything special about the sage that makes you use it specifically or would it be okay to use basil with this?

  11. It’s been just over 2 weeks and I noticed that my jar (like the one in your photo) has started to grow some white fungus looking stuff along the rubber section of the lid, on the outside. Any clue what is going on here?

    • Marie, I’m not sure to be honest. Vinegar itself wouldn’t grow mold so maybe was some residue from water or what was previously in the bottle?


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