Sage is a well-known herb originating in Spain that was mostly used for its medicinal purposes. It is often known as the “sister herb” to rosemary. Its uses in the medicinal world go back centuries as sage was considered to have substantial healing properties back in Ancient Rome.
It was also grown by the French and used as a tea, which made it more lucrative in the eyes of the Chinese, pushing them to trade four pounds of their Chinese tea to one pound of the French’s Sage tea. Nowadays it is most commonly found during Thanksgiving as it is used as stuffing for Turkey.
Sage is a member of the mint family and grows as a perennial, evergreen shrub of approximately 2 feet. The shrub has woody stems, grayish leaves and blue to purplish flowers. The essential oil is extracted from the leaves via steam distillation and comes out with a clear, pale yellow to greenish-yellow color and a thin consistency.
The oil has a herbaceous scent with strong musty tones, and a middle note that blends well with Cardamom, Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Patchouli, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tea Tree.
Its constituents provide it with countless benefits for the body and mind when used either internally or externally. Read on to find out more about Sage’s surprising uses!
Being an emmenagogue, it can boost and uplift moods for those in a rut, especially when caused by hormones. Its scent is uplifting and promotes feelings of hopefulness, calmness, and relaxation while at the same time increasing confidence.
Sage Essential Oil has been important since olden times for its cognitive-enhancing uses. It is a known stimulant as most of its properties are used to stimulate almost the whole body. It can stimulate the brain and nervous system thus optimizing them. It also helps with mental clarity and focus, as well as eliminating brain fogs. Since it stimulates brain function, Sage makes for a great essential oil to enhance and improve memory.
As mentioned, this essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties making it the perfect oil to have during flu season. It works as a great disinfectant and gives the immune system that needed a boost to protect you and your home from viruses and bacteria! Follow this simple recipe when in need of help for combating seasonal illness.
Time to pull out your favorite sweaters! Our Sweater Weather blend is as crisp and cool as the fall weather. Brighten up any room with this fresh and clear combination. The oils included in this blend are also great for giving you an immune boost during seasonal ickies.
Discomfort brought on by headaches can be soothed with Sage Essential Oil, especially when the tension is brought on by hormones. As aforementioned, Sage is an emmenagogue making it helpful for hormonal discomfort. The fact that it also has an uplifting aroma that can help one relax and feel calmer can also provide comfort from tension.
The compounds that make it an antispasmodic makes it helpful for easing tense and painful muscles. Cramps and spasms that occur in muscles, wherever these may be, can be treated with Sage Essential Oil. This easy recipe can be used to soothe sore muscles.
Mix all ingredients and shake well to mix. Massage into sore muscles.
Sage Essential Oil is heaven-sent for those ridden with dry and itchy scalps. It has anti-inflammatory properties making it ideal for those with itchy scalps caused by dandruff. The flavonoids and phenolic compounds found in sage can be soothing. It has antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties, giving your hair extra protection. This shampoo recipe is easy to follow and can be made in the safety of your bathroom! You only need two extra ingredients and your shampoo and you’re full on your way to a healthier scalp.
Massage well into the scalp and rinse well before using conditioner
Sage Essential Oil is a great oil to have in your kit. It smells great and you can use it in so many ways. Let us know what you do with your Sage Essential Oil. We'd love to know!