Dalmatian Sage Essential Oil

(Salvia officinalis)


Dalmatian Sage Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis L. var. A) from Greece is produced by steam distillation of the leaves. It is also called Sage Oil or Common Sage. Consider Spanish Sage or Clary Sage as alternatives.


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Botanical NameOriginCultivationMethod of ExtractionSourceNoteBlends Well With
Salvia officinalisGreeceConventionalSteam DistillationFlowering tops and leavestop other sage oils, bergamot, lavender, lemon and rosemary.

Dalmatian Sage Essential Oil

Dalmatian Sage Essential Oil (Salvia officinalis L. var. A) from Greece is produced by steam distillation of the leaves.

Also called English, Garden, and True sage oil. Made by steam distillation of Salvia officinalis partially dried leaves. Yields range from 0.5 to 1.0%. A colorless to yellow liquid with a warm camphoraceous, thujone-like odor and sharp and bitter taste. The main components of the oil are thujone (50%), camphorpinene, and cineol.

Dalmatian Sage Essential Oil is also known as Common Sage Essential Oil.

Essential oil that is steam distilled specifically from the plant Salvia officinalis is referred to by several common names including Common Sage, and Dalmatian Sage. Typically, when someone simply refers to Sage Essential Oil, they are generally referring to this oil of Salvia officinalis.

High thujone content, it should be used well diluted and with extreme caution. Spanish Sage Essential Oil is somewhat safer to work with. In their book, Essential Oil Safety, Tisserand and Young warn of the possibility of neurotoxicity and also say to avoid Sage Oil in pregnancy and breastfeeding. 0.4% is the maximum percentage recommended for use on the skin.

Dalmatian Sage has potential toxicity issues if improperly used and it’s purchase on this site is therefore restricted to licensed nurses and physicians. If you are a licensed nurse or physician and want to purchase this product, please email us first or sign up for a Practitioner account.

Sage oil also stimulates the lymphatic system and thereby boost glandular function while it also has value to treat a variety of skin ailments. It can be used to ease stiff muscles.

If the toxic effects of sage oil bothers you, you could consider the milder Spanish Sage Oil or the even milder Clary Sage Oil as it has similar properties as sage oil, but does not have the side effects.


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