Sage Essential Oil is derived from a small evergreen shrubby perennial herb.
It's useful when blended in a carrier oil as a massage during the menopause and during menstrual periods. Dilute well in one of our wide range of carrier oils and gently massage the abdomen for best results.
When burned or vaporised Sage is thought to help calm the nerves and soothe during times of grief or depression.
Sage is a very potent oil and should be diluted to a maximum of 1% before application to the skin. When blended in a cream Sage may prove useful in reducing pore size and aiding the healing of sores, psoriasis, dermatitis as well as ulcers.
Essential Oil derived by steam distillation from the leaves.
Pungent herbal thujone odour with slight woodiness
Tonic, mental stimulant, expectorant, antimicrobial, antiseptic.
Camphor (uo to 34%), cineol (up to 35%), limonene (up to 41%), camphene (up to 20%), pinene ( up to 20%) and other minor constituents.
Salvia officinalis Oil
Called herba sacra (sacred herb) by the Romans, Sage herb has been used for centuries in the form of teas, gargles, poultices and mouth and throat gargles. Also used to heal wounds and clear headaches.
DILUTE TO 1% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW. AVOID DURING PREGNANCY AND EPILEPSY. USE WITH CAUTION - CAN CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION, EPILEPTIC FITS, CONVULSIONS AND IS TOXIC TO THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
'In Spain it is regarded as something of a cure all. Believed to promote longevity and protect against all types of infection (such as plague). Used to treat rheumatism, digestive complaints, menstrual problems, infertility and nervous weakness' - an excerpt from Complete Essential Oils by Julia Lawless. This book has now been discontinued.
' The Latin name for Sage comes from the word Salvation. It was considered instrumental in prevention of illness. Use in small quantities.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. by Christine Westwood.
'The few uses to which essential oil of Sage can be safely put are in gargles and mouthwashes, for which it is diluted in alcohol and water to a very low concentration, and just occasionally in a massage blend for men with a very developed musculature.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A-Z by Patricia Davis.