The Beauty Benefits of Sage

April 24, 2017

The Beauty Benefits of Sage

If you are looking for a multi-purpose beauty enhancing essential oil, Sage is just what you need.

With multiple benefits for skin, hair, overall wellness and even reproductive health, Sage essential oils work on many levels, providing you will harmony and wellbeing as well as clear, glowing skin.

Origin

Sage is derived from the Latin word "salvia" meaning "to heal.” This herb has been used for centuries in many different cultures and parts of the world. Sage’s medicinal properties were known to the Romans and it was they who introduced the herb to Britain. The Greeks valued Sage, considering it good for memory loss. Ancient Egyptians gave Sage to women who were unable to bear children. They also used it as a remedy against the plague.

In more recent times, it was discovered in 1938 by biologists, Kroszcinski and Bychowska, that Sage was a great healer for women’s issues such as pains associated with menstruation and menopause, low libido and problems with the ovaries.

Today, while still use it to treat certain medical conditions, you can find the use of Sage in a number of food recipes and beauty products.  

Here are some of the powerful beauty benefits Sage essential oils provide:

Skin Benefits

Anti Aging

The antioxidants in sage reverse the signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, as well as provide protection against free radicals.

Loaded with calcium and vitamin A, Sage can even minimize the onset of facial wrinkles.

Acne and Oily Skin

Sage can be created into a great homemade toner that can balance out oil production in the skin.

Because of its antibacterial properties, this herb can prevent the occurrence of skin infections and acne. It also possess antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which can relieve symptoms of harsh skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Hair Benefits

Hair Growth

Sage is particularly effective in encouraging new hair growth and improving overall hair health.  It promotes circulation to the scalp, providing more nutrition to the hair follicles.

To create thicker, shinier and stronger hair, blend sage with rosemary by adding a few drops of these essential oils to your shampoo. Try this once or twice a week to maintain shininess and reduce dandruff.

Darken Hair

Sage can be used to darken and intensify hair color. Simply use Sage as a final rinse after your shampoo. Not only will this add shine to your hair, but it will darken grey hair or deepen the color of black or brown hair.

Other Beauty Benefits

Reduce Sweating

If your excessive sweating bothers you, Sage extract can reduce this problem by as much as 50%. It can help eliminate body odor and is a great deodorizer that actually dries perspiration.

Dental Care

Although this benefit doesn’t come from sage essential oils, the actual leaf of this herb can play an important role in your dental routine. It can be used to sooth cankers, throat infections and even as a mouthwash to treat gum disease. For centuries, Arabs used sage as a tooth cleanser to remedy yellowed teeth.

At Lica Cole, we believe in the beautifying properties of Sage essential oils. Check out our Organic Cleansing Smoothie with Sage, Lemongrass and Ginger!

And coming soon: Our jasmine, neroli and sage infused Organic Wellness Perfume Oil.

 

Kailey Brennan is our Content Executive and Wellness blogger. With a passion for holistic living, she loves to research all these exciting and informative topics so that Lica Cole can spread the beautiful message of natural, green beauty. She is obsessed with essential oils, books, and vegan food, and her favorite Lica Cole product is our Ayurvedic Smoothing Silk

Feel free to contact her with any topic suggests, comments or just to say hello! kailey@licacole.com