Sage essential oil is a gentle, warming essential oil that can have a healing effect on your mind and body. It is a great essential oil to help you relax and give you a general sense of well-being.
For example, a study found that sage was effective in reducing anxiety symptoms in college students during final exam week, as well as improving cognitive function.
The relaxing effects of sage can also help soothe sore muscles and aid sleep, when applied topically (diluted) or used in a diffuser before bed.
Sage essential oil is Distilled from the leaves and flowers of the sage plant, a woody evergreen with small blue-purple flowers. The main components found in the essential oil of sage are alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, 1,8-cineole and camphor. Like many other essential oils, you can use sage essential oil in your homemade skincare or in your diffuser. You can also mix it with other oils such as lavender or lemon for a balancing effect.
How to use Sage Essential Oil
When properly diluted and tested for allergic reactions, sage oil can be used safely for your hair and skin. Do not use essential oils internally.
For skin care
Use diluted with a carrier oil on the skin. Always do a spot test first to see if you are not sensitive to the oil. Another option is to add a few drops to a body lotion or skin cream.
While it is not recommended to inhale sage essential oil directly from the bottle, consider diffusing the oil for aromatherapy with a diffuser.