Spanish Sage Essential Oil
Sage Essential Oil (Salvia lavandifolia) from Spain is produced by steam distillation of the leaves & flowers. Also known as Lavender Sage.
Spanish Sage Oil (Salvia lavandifolia) is somewhat milder than Dalmatian Sage Oil (Salvia officinalis), aka Common Sage, but still has potential toxicity issues if improperly used. So, make very sure that you use extra dilution, well below the “usual” 2.5% dilution if you are applying this oil to the skin. And, it is also a very good idea to do a small test patch on the soft skin inside the elbow an hour before applying more to a larger area. Clary Sage Oil is still milder yet but has different characteristics and uses.
Spanish Sage Oil is quite powerful and beautifully aromatic. Intensely herbaceous in aroma yet highlighted by a soft Lavender aroma for the best of Sage and Lavender all in one; is known also as Lavender Sage. Spanish Sage is said to enhance memory retention and is an excellent to diffuse when concentrating with reading or studying. College students often diffuse it while studying. And another little trick is to put just a few drops on a cotton ball while taking the exam – pairing the scent of the oil with the memory can yield very favorable results.
The Spanish Sage plant is a small woody herbaceous perennial native to Spain and southern France, growing in rocky soil often found growing with rosemary.
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