Sage Essential Oil
About Sage Oil
There are many varieties of sage, all of which belong to the mint family. Some varieties of sage include Cleveland Sage, Diviner’s Sage, Garden Sage, Giant White Sage, Greek Sage, and Pineapple Sage. Each variety is slightly different but overall, it has a distinct smell that is fresh like mint but contains an earthy complexity as well. You can also spot sage by the silver-green leaves and purple flowers it has when it is in bloom.
The sage plant has been used for centuries to treat a number of conditions. This beautiful gray-green plant was used by the Romans as a local anesthetic and diuretic. The plant was also cultivated by Charlemagne in the middle ages for its unique scent. The Chinese were introduced to French sage tea in the 9th century. They quickly became enamored with it and started trading trading to acquire more of it.
Sage has been used in cooking for many years. It is listed as one of the essential culinary herbs alongside rosemary, parsley, and thyme. Most of the sage that is used for cooking and essential oils comes from Europe. It grows well in sunny and dry environments and tends to be drought tolerant.
Sage is often used to treat the following conditions:
- Digestive problems
- Respiratory problems
- Fungal infections
- Skin issues
- Mental fatigue and depression
Sage is often used to treat digestive issues like constipation and gas. Sage can actually enable you to pass gas which can reduce the feeling of bloating and discomfort. Sage oil can also help inhibit gas from forming to begin with. Again, this reduces digestive discomfort.</p?
In addition to the digestive properties of sage, it can be used to treat fungal infections, bacterial infections, and other skin issues. Sage can reduce skin inflammation which can help rashes clear up more quickly. Additionally it can reduce oily and dry skin which can make the skin look better. If you are hoping to reduce dandruff sage oil might be a helpful addition to your hair care routine. The main reason that sage is helpful for hair care is because it helps tighten the skin on the scalp.
Sage might help treat respiratory problems. It may be helpful for treating a sore throat or cough. Inhaling sage oil might also help with chest or lunch congestion. So, if you are hoping to find a natural solution this cold a flu season, you might want to reach for sage oil first.
Sage is particularly helpful for treating infections in the upper respiratory tract but it also might help treat skin infections. You can also use sage to help with canker sores because it is soothing. Finally, some people believe that sage might be helpful for urinary tract infections.
Some people believe that sage oil can help increase energy and mental focus. This can be particularly helpful for people who are struggling with low mood. If you are hoping to use sage for mood and energy you might want to use it during the day or in your work space. It is not advised to use sage at night because stimulating oils might make it harder to sleep.
How it is used
If you are hoping to use sage oil to treat a sore throat or cough is to take it internally. You can put a couple of drops of sage oil into hot water to have it as a simple tea. This can help sooth your throat and reduce coughing.
In order to treat infections and other skin conditions you might want to try making a little spray bottle with water, fractionated coconut oil, and a few drops of sage oil. You can spray this directly onto the skin in order to get the antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. This works very well as a skin toner. All you have to do is wash your face, pat it dry, and spray this mixture onto your face.
Adding a few drops of sage oil to your shampoo and conditioner can help reduce dandruff or itchy scalp. Switching to natural hair care products is also a good way to go when dealing with these issues.
In addition to internally and topically, you can use diffuse sage oil in your or inhale the scent in order to get the energizing effects. We recommend using a ultrasonic water diffuser and putting 5-7 drops of sage oil in the water. It can be particularly helpful to put sage in your diffuser and place it in your work space.