Latin for “dew of the sea,” rosemary is an evergreen that historically subsisted on the humidity carried by sea breeze. It’s also a fragrant reprieve for unwashed hair. Han suggests rubbing a sprig of the herb between the palms of your hands, then massaging it into hair to give it a heady woodsy scent.
Native Americans burned this essential herb for its purifying properties, which also speaks to sage’s ability to curb odor. Underarms can get a boost from the herb’s minty musk when you rub wild sage leaves into the armpit area of your shirtsleeves.
“Put wild mint in hot water and drink it like a tea,” says Han of the natural breath freshener. A mint-flavored toothpaste can mask breath but digesting the aromatic herb will give you a whiff of cleanliness from the inside out.
Pine has both antibacterial and naturally deodorizing properties. With the addition of a little grease you use it to give your skin gets a holiday-scented sudsing: “This one can get a little bit sticky,” says Han, “but if you rub pine needles or pine resin with a little cooking oil, this will give you a good body cleanser.”