Organic Sage Essential Oil, Spanish
- Certified Organic Spanish Sage Oil, like other sage oils, has a long history of medicinal use for various health concerns such as digestive complaints, menstrual imbalances, inflammation and respiratory infections.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Spain Plant Part Blossom and Plant Scientific Name Salvia lavandulifolia Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
Spanish Sage Essential Oil, also known as Lavender Sage, has a fresh, slightly piney scent with therapeutic properties similar to common Sage. It has few if any known contraindications. It is a useful essential oil to have on hand. Like Lavender, it is known to reduce stress, counter depression, bring calm, relieve headaches and ease inflammation. However, it contains a compound called sabinyl acetate, which is toxic in high concentrations Always make sure your Spanish Sage Oil is low in sabinyl acetate.
Sage Oil may also help hormonal and digestive imbalances as well as soothe sore throats. It can help promote blood flow to the uterus, reduce excess water retention and bring down fever. It can be used as a general-purpose tonic. The Spanish cook with it and use it to treat diabetes, since Sage Oil may help lower blood sugar without affecting insulin levels.
Sore throat: Direct Inhalation, Steam Inhalation.
Depression, nervous tension, headaches: Diffusion, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.
Inflammation, joint pain: Topical Application, Compress, Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath.
Hormonal imbalance, menstrual concerns: Whole Body Massage, Aromatic Bath, Topical Application.
Poor digestion: Diffuser, Topical Application, Compress.
Insect repellent: Topical Application
Relatively nontoxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Use in moderation and avoid during pregnancy. Spanish Sage oil should not be used for children 3 years of age and younger.
In Spain, Spanish Sage Essential Oil is known as quite the “cure-all.” For example, it is believed to promote longevity and protect against infections. The herb is used extensively in cooking.
Throughout history, sage has been used for many reasons. The Romans believed it cured just about everything, and the Chinese believed sage cured sterility. During the Middle Ages, sage was a well-regarded tonic and was also used in dental hygiene. Sage has been reputed to induce urination and menstruation, stop the bleeding of wounds and cleanse ulcers and sores.
About the Plant
Sage is a perennial, evergreen herb growing up to 2 feet high, with woody stems and soft, silver, oval leaves. Its flowers are deep blue or violet.
Scent: Fresh, herbaceous, camphor-like, slightly pine-like.
Blends With: Cedar, Citronella, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavandin, Lavender, Pine.
Fragrance Note: Middle.
Composition: Camphor, cineol, limonene, camphene, pinene.