In aromatherapy, Sage Essential Oil is most often used for its anti-aging properties in skincare. It is also popular for its ability to promote digestion and improve alertness and mood. Sage is a small, perennial, evergreen shrub originally native to the Mediterranean. It has been used since ancient Greek and Roman times both as a cooking spice and for its healing properties. In fact, it's Latin name Salvia officinalis refers to the officina, the storeroom of medicines in a monastery.
Specific Benefits of Sage Essential Oil as follows: Skincare... Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, sage essential oil is recommended by aromatherapists for reducing skin damage and promoting skin repair. As a result, sage is commonly used in many anti-aging skin care products.
Improving digestion... Compounds found in sage essential oil promote the production of gastric juices and bile, and this aids in the proper digestion and metabolism of food.
Improving attention, alertness, and mood... Regular use of sage oil has been found to help relieve memory problems, increase attention and executive function, and relieve mental fatigue and depression.
NOTE: Sage essential oil should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It also needs to be highly diluted (to less than 1%) if being used topically.
Properties: Antifungal, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulant, Tonic
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Deep, Powerful, Spicy, Peppery, Fresh
Recipes We Love: Anti-aging tonic:
2 drops Sage Essential Oil
Mix the oils and apply to clean, dry skin twice a day.
Uplifting sage blend:
Sage Essential Oil
Use equal parts of each essential oil in a diffuser.
Alleviating digestive upsets:
Sage Essential Oil
Diffuse equal parts ginger and sage essential oils in your diffuser.