Also known as Dalmatian or Kitchen Sage, the essential oil of Salvia officinalis emits a fresh peppery-meets-fruity aroma that many aromatherapists simply adore. Sage oil is popular for:
Supporting clarity and sharpness of the mind**
Stimulating feelings of determination**
Helping ease fear and occasional negative emotions**
What is Sage?
A member of the Lamiaceae (mint) family, sage (Salvia offininalis) is an evergreen perennial herb that can reach a height of 2 feet. Its soft, grey-green leaves are accompanied by blue and violet blossoms that can be found gracing kitchen and herb gardens (not to mention cuisines!) around the world. Native to the coastal Mediterranean, sage can also be found growing wild in Dalmatia, Croatia, hence the name “Dalmatian” Sage.
Sage boasts a rich history of significance, with many ancient people associating the herb with wisdom, longevity, domestic bliss and even psychic powers! The ancient Romans used the herb in their holy ceremonies, using it as a symbol of immortality and wellness. On the other side of the world, Native Americans burned sage to cleanse a place of negativity and help to restore a sense of balanced energy. It’s even said that sage was one of the ingredients in the first-ever Four Thieves Vinegar!
Sage Essential Oil
Steam distilled from the leaves and flowers, sage oil emits a potent, fresh aroma, boasting notes of pepper and fruit that many aromatherapists simply adore. It can be found gracing many skincare products and perfumes today. When used in aromatherapy, sage oil may help promote mental clarity and sharp memory. For some, it can be stimulating, strengthening determination when you need it most. Sage oil is also popularly used when something seems insurmountable, helping to ease away fears and negative emotions to make the impossible suddenly possible.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of aromatherapy possibilities! Other oils that complement sage oil’s potent fragrance include: basil, bergamot, cardamom, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrtle, melissa, sweet orange, and rosemary oils.
Piping Rock's pure Sage Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles.
Sage Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Sage Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its herbal scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Sage Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Sage Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.