- Additional names: Bee Sage, Sacred Sage
- Color: Clear
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
- Scent: Cooling, calming and cleansing with a fresh, camphorous aroma.
Action: Antibacterial, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, energizing, expectorant, mucolytic, stimulant, warming, antifungal, antipyretic, astringent, calming, deodorant, rubefacient.
Benefits, Indications: White sage may soothe burns, mouth sores and insect bites while keeping them clean so the body can heal them. It also keeps the skin supple so the scars that result are less noticeable.
This oil will tonify or strengthen the body and mind with an overall cooling effect. White sage is the main herb in smudge sticks used by many Native American traditions. Some Native American peoples burned white sage in sweat lodges for purification. Burning the leaves of white sage is also used to fumigate a home or dwelling after a contagion and to purify the air during and after illness.
Stress relieving and calming, this oil helps to minimize anxious thoughts and dispel fears. It also is useful for soothing strong emotional reactions and providing more balanced, rational thinking.
White is sage used to support the body during times of respiratory system distress. Skin toner. Purifier. Excellent in home cleaning. It can be diffused to purify room environments, or a drop can be rubbed on the hands to disinfect and clear energy between clients. Although there is very little data on White Sage essential oil, herbalist Michael Moore notes that the diterpenes in the oil address a wide range of microbes, while the balance of potent aromatics maximizes penetration, increasing efficacy of the oil’s beneficial actions.
White sage may be useful for women who need to regulate female hormones. Applied topically (diluted) to the abdomen or the bottoms of the feet, it may help minimize PMS symptoms, reduce painful periods, and balance hormones related to menopause.
Chemical Constituents: 1,8 -cineole (34.5%), camphor (21.7&%), B-pinene (7.4%), a-pinene (6.4%), delta-3-carene (6.4%), camphene (3.9%), limonene (3.5%), myrcene (3.2%), and terpinolene (1.3%), This study deduced that the chemicals in the plant work by synergy on microbes or other uses. No thujone (ketone) was found in this study (http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/45822).
Companion Oils: Juniper, geranium, lavender, jasmine, neroli, lemon, bergamot and other citrus oils; frankincense, cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver, marjoram, Greenland Moss, immortelle, bergamot, fir, pine, spruce, peppermint, oregano.
Precautions: Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use this product without first consulting a licensed healthcare practitioner. Do not take white sage essential oil internally. Not to be applied to or near the face of infants or children up to 4 years of age; can cause CNS and breathing problems.
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