Latin name: Salvia officinalis
Aroma Description: Pungent, warm-spicy, and herbaceous.
- Like many herb and spice oils, Sage Dalmatian is helpful for digestive upset.
- It helps to relieve symptoms of stress, such as emotional exhaustion, nervousness, mental fatigue, and head and neck tension.
- Also, it is a very powerful oil that can be neurotoxic in large amounts. We recommend a maximum dilution of 0.4%. This oil should also not be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.
No! Sage Dalmatian is NOT KidSafe.
Dilute at no more than 0.4% in your favorite carrier oil to soothe digestive upset or ease symptoms of stress.
Use 1-2 drops in your aromatherapy diffuser or use in a personal inhaler.
Oils to blend with:
Check out all our other essential oil spotlight blog posts by heading to our Spotlight Page!
Sage Dalmatian (Salvia officinalis) joins the ranks of some of the most prestigious and historically relevant herbs known throughout history. Prized by Ancient Greeks and Romans, Sage was once thought to be a potent healing agent. In fact, it was so revered that this fragrant herb was stored in monasteries along with other herbs thought to be medicinally valuable. The species name “officinalis” derives from the term Officina, which was the name of the storeroom in medieval monastery’s where medicines were kept. Other plants with the species name “officinalis” include Copaiba Oleoresin (Copaifera officinalis), Rosemary (Rosmainus officinalis), and Melissa (Melissa officinalis).
Sage’s genus name, “Salvia,” translates from Latin to “alive” or “to be in good health” . So just in Sage’s name alone you’ll see how special the herb has been for thousands of years! But what exactly can it do for you? Let’s take a look!
Kick the crud!
One of Sage Dalmatian’s most notable qualities is how supportive it is of our respiratory system. It is known to support inflammations and infections of the throat and mouth mucous membranes, which ultimately influence those nasty coughs and other related discomforts .
Be a workout warrior!
You’ve got big goals. Don’t let sore muscles get in your way. Sage Dalmatian’s anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe muscles that are feeling the burn after a great workout! So whether you’ve been training your body for that upcoming marathon or just want to absolutely kill it during your next buti yoga class, Sage Dalmatian can help support those sore muscles so you can get right back to it tomorrow!
However, it is important to keep in mind that Sage Dalmatian has a very low dilution rate. So to use this essential oil safely for topical use, we recommend a 0.4% dilution. Try blending a single drop of Sage Dalmatian with 10 mL (or two teaspoons) of carrier oil and massage onto the area of concern. For a little extra discomfort support, add 1 drop of Sage, 1 drop of Black Pepper, 2 drops of Sweet Marjoram, and 2 drops of Lavender to 10 mL of your favorite carrier oil.
Step up your cleaning game!
Sage Dalmatian’s antibacterial qualities make it a perfect addition to household cleaners you already have on hand. These antibacterial properties have been attributed to the presence of such chemical constituents as 1,8-cineole, thujone, and camphor . Its herbaceous and warm aroma pairs nicely with other popular essential oils to clean with, such as Lemon and Bergamot, while adding a little spicy kick!
If you’d like, refer to this recipe for our DIY All-Purpose Cleaner. Just add in a single drop of Sage Dalmatian for some extra cleaning boost! It’s almost too easy not to do…
Don’t let cramps cramp your style!
Finally, Sage Dalmatian has some wonderful qualities for a lady in need! When monthly discomforts arise, Sage has long been considered to provide support . Traditionally used to improve a woman’s fertility and support the menstrual cycle, today we can use Sage Dalmatian to help calm uncomfortable cramps when applied topically. Just add a drop (just one!) to a couple teaspoons of carrier oil and rub on the abdomen in a clockwise fashion. Or try blending 1 drop of Sage Dalmatian with a few drops of Clary Sage for some additional womanly support when that special time of the month comes a’callin!
Worwood, V. (2016). The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition. Novato, CA: New World Library. Pgs. 575-576.
Abu-Darwish, M. S., Cabral, C., Ferreira, I. V., Gonçalves, M. J., Cavaleiro, C., Cruz, M. T., … Salgueiro, L. (2013). Essential oil of common sage (Salvia officinalis L.) from Jordan: assessment of safety in mammalian cells and its antifungal and anti-inflammatory potential. BioMed research international, 2013, 538940. doi:10.1155/2013/538940
. Longaray Delamare AP, Moschen-Pistorello IT, Artico L, Atti-Serafini L, Echeverrigaray S. Antibacterial activity of the essential oils of Salvia officinalis L. and Salvia triloba L. cultivated in South Brazil. Food Chemistry. 2007;100(2):603–608.
Purchon, N., & Cantele, L. (2014). The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition. (Novato, CA: New World Library. Pg. 106.