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Organic Sage Essential Oil: A Brief History & Benefits

Organic Sage Essential Oil: A Brief History & Benefits

Do you know which aromatic herb has a long tradition of use for its physical, mental and spiritual effects? 

Introducing, Garden Sage 🌱 (Salvia officinalis), Pink Swan Cosmetics’ newest scent offering for Oasis Body Oil!

Our sage essential oil is sourced directly from an organic farm in northern California where the essential oil is steam distilled on the same farm where the herb is grown and harvested.

The name sage is derived from the Latin verb salvere which means “to save”. (1) Did you know, sage essential oil contains over 49 aromatic components? (2)

Sage has been used in traditional medicine and by ancient cultures far and wide; including ancient Egypt, Rome and China. (3) Another sage variety, white sage, is still utilized by Native American for religious ceremonies.

Sage essential oil is high in natural antioxidants due to its terpenoid compounds, phenolic acids and flavonoids. (2)

Sage essential oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the article “Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, cultivation and medicinal properties of Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis L.)”, by Sharma et al:

“An investigation on anti-inflammatory activity of sage revealed that the presence of caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid and ursolic acid in sage oil were responsible for decreasing swelling and skin infections."

Sage has also been used to increase and sharpen memory and cognition. According to Sharma et al:

There were several reports on in-vitro and animal studies confirming its potential cognitive property and its use on memory and nerve related disorders.” 

For a delicate yet uplifting scent, try Pink Swan Cosmetics’ NEW Sage variety of Oasis Body Oil!

References:

  1. 1.  Abu-Darwish MS, Cabral C, Ferreira IV, Gonçalves MJ, Cavaleiro C, Cruz MT, Al-bdour TH, Salgueiro L. Essential oil of common sage (Salvia officinalis L.) from Jordan: assessment of safety in mammalian cells and its antifungal and anti-inflammatory potential. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:538940. doi: 10.1155/2013/538940. Epub 2013 Oct 9. PMID: 24224168; PMCID: PMC3809930. 
  2. 2.  Sharma, Yashaswini & Fagan, John & Schaefer, Jim. (2019). Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, cultivation and medicinal properties of garden sage (Salvia officinalis L.). 3139-3148.
  3. 3.  Engels, Gayle. “Sage Salvia Officinalis Lamiaceae.” Sage- American Botanical Council, 2011, http://www.herbalgram.org/resources/herbalgram/issues/89/table-of-contents/herbalgram-89-herb-profile-sage/.