Sage Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Sage Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis

Oil Overview

Sage essential oil has a spicy, sharp, and very herbaceous aroma. It has a pale yellow colour with thin consistency.

Oil Sources

Originating in Croatia, Sage oil is extracted from the dried leaves by the process of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, a-thujone, b-thujone, camphor, linalool, bornyl acetate and borneol.


Herbaceous, Spicy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antibacterial, Anti inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Digestive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Hypotensive, Laxative, Stomachic, Tonic

Possible Uses

Depression, Dermatitis, Digestion, Insect Bites, Menstrual Pain, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism, Sore Throat, Urinary Tract Infections., Wounds


Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Sage essential oil is a powerful oil and should be used with care in aromatherapy.
It is classified as an oral toxin.
It should not be used during pregnancy.
It should not be used by people suffering from epilepsy or high blood pressure.

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary


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