Description: A herb reaching about 60cm and having greyish-green leaves and bluish flowers.
Background: Long thought to prolong life and promote wisdom, sage remained very popular throughout Europe, often used as a tea. The Chinese have long regarded sage very highly and at the height of the tea trade would barter 3 kg of their own tea for 1kg of sage.
Properties: Tonic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, digestive, astringent.
Precaution: This oil is best used in lower concentrations as it may cause irritation in sensitive people.
Digestive System- Can be helpful for digestion and for diarrhoea.
Respiratory System-Can strengthen the lungs and is useful for colds, flu, coughs and sore throats.
Muscular System-Relaxes the muscles, especially when they have been overworked as in weight training or other strenuous sports.
Skin-Good for cuts and wounds.
Emotion-Quickens the senses, strengthens the memory and tones the conscious mind. Can help with tiredness, depression and grief.
ocation Sage grows in the Mediterranean region and is cultivated in Albania, France, Greece, Italy and Turkey.
Extraction Steam distilled from the leaves.
Colour and Odour The essential oil is colourless with a fresh, warm, herbaceous and camphoraceous aroma.
GENERAL RULES FOR MIXING YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS.
A 10ml bottle of essential oil will give you approx. 200 drops, when blending essential oils the dilution should be 2%.
10ml Base Oil
50ml Base Oil =
5 drops of essential oil
25 drops of essential oil