Sage oil is the next big thing in the skincare world. We’re giving you a little breakdown of what this oil is, its potential health benefits, and safe ways of incorporating it into your routine.
Sage Oil: An Overview
Sage oil is derived from Salvia officinalis, also called Common Sage, True Sage, Garden Sage, or Dalmatian Sage. It’s native to southern Europe and Mediterranean regions, and both ancient Greek and Roman societies considered it to be sacred.
The plant is historically known for its medicinal properties, especially for calming and soothing the skin. In aromatherapy, sage oil is infamous for delivering feelings of balance and relaxation. And recently, the topical benefits of this essential oil has proven to be effective as an ingredient in cosmetics, eliminating toxins, diminishing the appearance of blemishes, and relieving skin irritation.
Benefits of Sage Oil
Reduce stress - Many studies have shown that applying or inhaling sage oil results in lower blood pressure and reduced feelings of anxiety. Senses of smell trigger the olfactory system, which is a brain function that brings out emotion and memories. The smell of sage oil in aromatherapy can elicit calmness, balance, and a sense of well-being.
Heal wounds - Bacterial strains, such as burns, skin abrasions, and infections, may find possible treatments through the application of sage oil. It helps eliminate toxins and is both antimicrobial and antibacterial. Along with having antibacterial properties, the essential oil may contain antifungal effects, which can be effective for treating dermatitis and Athlete’s foot. It may also fight the growth of E. coli by targeting the bacteria cells.
Relieve period symptoms - For all the women out there, creams and oils containing sage can help reduce menstrual cramps. Just apply and massage onto your abdomen daily and between cycles. It’s also been rumored to help with fertility.
Promote mental function - Using sage oil can be beneficial to your brain functions and mental health. Through aromatherapy, possible effects may include enhanced memory, greater attentiveness, clarity of mind, and a soothing effect to prompt more positive moods. It may also have the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s later in life.
Using Sage Oil
Please don’t apply essential oils straight onto your skin! Instead, dilute around five to six drops of sage essential oil into an ounce of carrier oil for the perfect massage oil. As specified in its benefits, sage oil can be inhaled for a quick, soothing effect at home or on the go. For use in an oil diffuser, use two to three drops of sage oil, mixed with water or other essential oils, to clarify the air of bacteria and induce calming effects.
Now that you are a sage oil expert, it’s the best time to start incorporating this healing oil into your daily routine. Curie’s clean stick and spray deodorants utilize sage oil to deliver you all of these benefits, with the added bonus of clean-smelling pits.