100% pure Sage essential oil steam distilled from the leaves of 'common' or 'Dalmatian' Sage, naturally grown in Greece. A delightfully fresh and invigorating Sage! This Sage Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Also known as 'Dalmatian' and 'Garden' Sage, this is the common herbaceous aromatic plant found in semi-arid regions the world. A member of the illustrious mint family, Sage typically reaches one meter in height with distinctly oval, fuzzy leaves and produces a large number of blueish-violet blossoms. A native species to the Mediterranean, it is now predominantly cultivated in Albania, Turkey, Greece and Italy.
ABOUT THE OIL
This pale yellow essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of Sage plants naturally grown in Greece
This Sage oil has a green, slightly spiced top note, a deep pine-like and herbaceous middle note and a warm, resinous, musty and earthy undertone. It blends well with: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Pine and Rosemary c.t. cineol oils.
Sage is an ancient herb in many cultures used for cooking and healing. Sage was known as the sacred herb by the ancient Romans; the botanical name, Salvia, is derived from the word 'salvation'. Native to the Mediterranean region, when it was introduced to the Chinese, they began using it in favor of their native herbal teas. Sage has been used traditionally to soothe sore throats, for oral infections, and to calm inflammation. The 16th century herbalist Gerard refers to sage as being “singularly good for the head and brain, it quickeneth the senses and memory”.1 The dried herb is commonly used to smudge (clean the air) of spaces to move out old, negative, or stagnant energy. In subtle aromatherapy, sage may aid meditations and visualizations focused on developing wisdom.
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
IMPORTANT: All Sage officinalis oil contains relatively high levels of thujone, a ketone that can be toxic when used frequently at high concentrations. Thujone is known to induce convulsions if used in too high a dose and should be avoided during pregnancy, with children or by individuals with a history of epilepsy or other seizures. The concentrated essential oil is recommended not to be used internally unless under medical supervision.
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.
2 Pitman, Vicki. Aromatherapy: A Practical Approach. Nelson Thornes, 2004.