Spanish Sage Essential Oil
Spanish Sage Essential Oil is also known as Lavender Sage Essential Oil.
Spanish Sage Essential Oil is a beautiful essential oil to work with for mental support and focus. Within her Alliance of International Aromatherapist Conference Presentation in 2017, Dorene Petersen discussed Spanish Sage Essential Oil as one of seven essential oils that show potential for supporting brain health (see below for more information and reference).
Spanish Sage Essential Oil contains primarily Oxides (particularly 1,8 Cineole), Ketones (particularly Camphor) and Monoterpenes. As noted below, Tisserand and Young warn that Spanish Sage Oil is an abortifacient and that it is contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Salvia lavandulaefolia or Salvia lavandulafolia
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Strength of Initial Aroma
Herbaceous, Camphorous with a Subtle Lavender Characteristic.
Spanish Sage Essential Oil Uses
Nerve tonic, headaches, fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress, circulation, arthritis, menstrual pain. [Neryls Purchon and Lora Cantele, Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness (Toronto ON: Robert Rose, 2014), 106.]
Cognitive support and brain health. [Dorene Petersen, Presentation: Clinical Use of Aromatherapy for Brain Health: 7 Essential Oils. August 9, 2017, New Brunswick, NJ. Alliance of International Aromatherapists 2017 Conference. AIA 2017 Conference Proceedings page 221-222.]
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.
[Cordoboa Ridriguezin B.M. Lawrence, Essential Oils 1988-1991 (Wheaton: Allured Publishing, 1993), 84-86. source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 415.]
Tisserand and Young warn that Spanish Sage Oil is an abortifacient and that it is contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding. They recommend a dermal maximum of 12.5%. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 415-416.]
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