Sage essential oil: properties and uses

Sage essential oil: properties and uses

Relax your mind, improve skin health and give you strong and shiny hair: we are talking aboutClary Sage essential oila natural remedy beneficial for body and mind, a small and fragrant friend that you should definitely have in your very own box for essential oils.

If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t waste any more time and find out how, why and when this special should be used essential oil.

Characteristics of the plant

We anticipated that sage is an essential oil extracted from the plant Clary sagealso known as sage moscatella. This small herbaceous and bushy-looking seedling is part of the Labiatae.

Its leaves are velvety, and its name derives from the Latin “saved” or “to save“, Confirming the fact that, since ancient times, Salvia was considered one sacred planta sort of natural remedy against any ailment, both physical and psychological.

How is sage essential oil extracted?

The particular essential oil we are talking about is extracted from the plant through a process of distillation of the leaves and flowers with a current of steam. L’sage oil it has a very intense and fruity aroma, boasting numerous beneficial functions for health.

The relaxing, healing, purifying and anti-inflammatory effects of the plant are particularly appreciated.

Active components of Salvia are substances such as monoterpenols, terpene esters e cumarinewhich give it its numerous beneficial properties.

Sage essential oil: beneficial properties

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The uses of sage essential oil they are multiple and surprising. For a long time, this natural remedy has been used to infuse calm and serenityto strengthen hair, improve oral health and treat minor skin ailments.

Let’s see in more detail what are the potential benefits of sage essential oil.

Improve your mood

If agitation and stress are practically part of your daily life, sage essential oil, such as jasmine oil, can help you regain serenity. Just pour a few drops into the essential oil diffuserto absorb its beneficial power and find peace and inner peace.

A remedy for anxiety and stress

Stress and anxiety are two of the most common problems in our society. Whatever the cause of this malaise, help can come from sage oil. It is believed in fact that his relaxing effect can also help relieve anxiety.

A remedy for canker sores and gingivitis

If you often suffer from afte e gengiviti, you may get relief from sage essential oil. This remedy is in fact considered an excellent help to take care of the oral cavity in a natural way. Before opting for this product, however, ask your doctor or dentist for advice.

Improve sleep quality

We have already talked about the beneficial effects of sage essential oil in relieving stress and instilling peace and serenity. Precisely these emotions are essential to succeed sleep well. Breathing the scent of sage during the evening can therefore promote sleep and will allow you to sleep well.

Strengthens the hair

Many people have to contend with weak and falling out hair. Well, to alleviate the problem you can apply sage essential oil mixed with Argan oil on the hair, massage the hair and proceed with a normal shampoo. Hair will immediately be stronger and more robust.

Relieves skin problems

Skin inflammations, insect bites, mycosis, acne: sage oil can alleviate these and many other minor skin ailments. Also, to perfume your hands and feet, especially in case of excessive sweating, you could use this simple but effective natural remedy.

Helps fight menstrual pain

By mixing about 10 drops of sage oil with a vegetable oil, you can make a great ingredient for relaxing massagesable to relieve the classics period pains.

Cleanse the liver

One of the most appreciated beneficial effects of Salvia essential oil relates to its ability to detoxify liver and kidneys. To obtain a similar effect, it is possible to take a few drops, mixed with a teaspoon of honey. Before opting for this remedy, always seek the advice of your doctor or trusted pharmacist.

Antibacterial effects

Many essential oils boast antibacterial properties, and clary sage oil is no exception. The latter also exerts an antifungal effect.

Uses

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How is sage essential oil used? We have already seen that this remedy can be used both for the care of the oral cavity and to take care of the skin, mind and hair. But how to use this essential oil?

To perform gods relaxing massages, you can mix sage oil with a carrier oil, which you can then apply to the skin. For the care of the oral cavity, this product is used mixed with warm water, to be used then to perform gargling. You can also find the essential oil in skincare cosmetics under the wording Clary sage flower oil.

If you intend to use thesage essential oil for hair, you can instead mix 5 drops with water, to use for a beneficial rinse. If you love the scent of sage essential oil and want to absorb its beneficial effects, pour a few drops of the product into the essential oil diffuser, with a few drops of lavender oil. The house will immediately have a fresh scent and a relaxing atmosphere.

Finally, there are those who use this essential oil also in dryerto make your laundry more fragrant, or you could use it to make some soaps O candles with an intense perfume.

Precautions and contraindications

As always, when using an essential oil, avoid applying it to the eyes and mucous membranes and be careful to take it orally. Before opting for a internal use of sage essential oil it is wise to consult your doctor.

Also, if you’ve never used this product, do a first before applying it to large areas of skin allergy test. Just apply a few drops on the inside of the elbow, wait 48 hours and, if no allergic reaction occurs, you can use it normally, always respecting the instructions and the correct dosage.

Sage essential oil: contraindications

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In most cases, sage essential oil is considered safe for health. However, its use is not recommended for pregnant womenduring the’feeding timeper i children under 12, in people suffering from asthma and in the presence of other pathologies.

If you are unsure about usage, or are following a Pharmacological treatmentconsult your doctor before using this essential oil.


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