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Sage Essential oil Salvia officinalis

by Penny Keay

Botanical names: Salvia officinalis

Country of Origin - Spain, France, Turkey, China, Mediterranean
Processed - Steam distilled
Part used - Flowering plant
Smell - earthy yet slight camphorous odor, spicy
Note - Base to Mid note

PROPERTIES & USES:

Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypertensive, insecticidal, laxative, stomachic, tonic.

Skin & Hair:

Acne, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, excessive sweating, gum infections.

Respiratory:

asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, coughs

Muscular/Skeletal:

arthritis, muscle aches and pains, rheumatism

Cardiovascular:

poor circulation

Immune:

colds, fever, flu

Digestive:

liver congestion

Genito/urinary/reproductive:

induce menstruation

Nervous - Brain/Mind:

headaches, neuralgia, stress related conditions

Industry/Commercial/ Other uses:

used in mouthwashes, gargles, toothpastes, Soaps, shampoos, detergents, anti-perspirants, colognes and perfumes. Also used for flavoring foods, mainly meat products, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (vermouth) (herbal form).

CAUTIONS:

Avoid in pregnancy. Do skin test as might cause irritation in some individuals. Use sparingly. Do not take orally (ingest) as this essential oil is an oral toxin (due to the thujone content). *Any essential oil - ingested in large (and sometimes even small) amounts can be fatal.* *Keep out of reach of children.*

AROMATHERAPY DEFINITIONS

What does Antiseptic mean?

It is an agent that destroys and / or prevents the development of microbes.

What are microbes?

They are the minute living organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungus and more.

What is Antimicrobial?

An agent which resists or destroys pathogenic micro-organisms (microbes). This term is often used the same as antiseptic.

Anti bacterial (antibiotic) , antiviral, antifungal are agents that destroy each of the respective microorganisms. .

Another similar term is germicidal - destroys germs. Germs are of course microbes!

In any case, essential oils are antiseptic in varying degrees. Some are better for bacterial infections, others for fungal and others yet for viral infections. As you study aromatherapy you will find essential oils that work best for each type of infection. Several oils can work on many types infections.

Hope this helps a little in understanding some of the terms you may come upon while reading about aromatherapy. Next month we'll find a few more terms and how they relate to aromatherapy!


BLENDS TO TRY

Spice Air Freshener

Marjoram - 25 drops
Sage - 25 drops
Spearmint - 25 drops
Clove - 25 drops
Patchouli - 25 drops
Emulsifier - 5 ml
Room Spray Base -4 oz

Blend essential oils with Emulsifier, then add to 4 oz Room Spray Base .

Shake well, then let sit for day. Spray in any room.

Bacteria Buster for Bathrooms

Oregano - 5 drops
Sage - 10 drops
Thyme - 10 drops
Lemon - 20 drops
Emulsifier - 3 ml
All Purpose Spray cleaner - 16 oz

Mix essential oils, then add emulsifier. Shake well. Mix in All Purpose Spray cleaner. Put in sprayer or use on cloth and use as final rinse on bathroom surfaces.


HELPFUL INFO

Very soon every one will be doing their spring cleaning! Essential oils can be added to your cleaning water.

Lemon and Orange oil are very popular to use. But there are many others you might want to use.

Just add to your cleaning bucket! Add a drop or two of eucalyptus to give a refreshing feel of cleanliness.

Other common oils are Pine or Peppermint. Experiment and soon you'll have your own favorites!

Got pests in your house

Such as ants, flies, cockroaches, or mice?

Try cutting a sponge in small pieces and place in areas where these pests enter the home or (unfortunately may have invaded you already).

Ants don't like orange, pine, peppermint or spruce oils.

Flies - anise, bay laurel, cedarwood, cloves, eucalyptus, orange.

Cockroaches - eucalyptus, peppermint, and sage.

Mice - peppermint and spearmint.

(Remember to place the sponges out of the reach of children and pets!)

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© 2003, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.


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