Sage essential oil is commonly used to treat a range of ailments, from infection and pain relief through to fighting obesity and improving memory function. With the popularity of the use of sage in traditional herbal medicine, there have been recent studies that suggest sage oil from the salvia species, could be the natural option to help combat depression, obesity and diabetes.
One of the main chemical constituents of sage essential oil is camphor which has been known to bring a warming and cooling sensation to relieve pain and inflammation. 1,8-cineole helps blood circulation to reduce headaches and muscle pain. α-Pinene is both an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic.
For years sage has been a prized herb used for ‘smudging’ rituals to purify and cleanse the air. Sage was used as far back in Medieval Times by the thieves that would brew sage and use it as a personal defence to steal from people ill from the bubonic plague. It was believed the herbal concoction of herbs and oils including sage would ward off the disease.
To this day sage is used as a type of disinfectant to protect against internal and external infections. The word sage is derived from the Latin word "salvia" which translated means "to heal".
The scent of sage is uplifting, bringing a balance to the mind and body while releasing negative energy.
If you’re looking to formulate products using natural ingredients like Sage oil, contact the staff at Aromatic Ingredients. We have the most experienced essential oil team in Australia and can assist with your product development. We source our sage oil from the best suppliers in the industry. To ensure the essential oil stays in its purest form when it’s distilled through to the time it reaches you.