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Spanish Sage Essential Oil

Sage

Botanical Name

Salvia lavandulaefolia

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used

Leaves and Flowers/Buds

Color

Spanish Sage Essential Oil

Clear

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium/Strong

Aromatic Description

Herbaceous, camphorous, reminiscent in aroma to rosemary.

Spanish Sage Essential Oil Uses

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.]

Acne, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, sweating, hair loss, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, coughs, laryngitis, colds, flu, headaches, anxiety, fragrancing. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 213.]

Major Constituents

1,8-Cineole
Camphor
a-Terpinyl acetate
Linalool
a-Pinene
Camphene
B-Pinene
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.]

Safety Information

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.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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