Pros: Inexpensive, non fumigated or irradiated, dye free, purification essential in rituals, mental clarity increaser
Cons: The ketone thujone in excessive amounts causes convulsions, reduces breast milk production
Essential oils are used mostly in aromatic therapy. This means the oil based with or without alcohol can be inhaled while slowly warming in a ceramic tray, accompanying your body in a tepid bath, or massaged into the skin with arnica or other skin tolerated plant estrogens and nutrients.
Our planet is a plethora of herbs that offer either stimulation, cessation, rejuvenation or relaxation and usually in combination with each other, can relieve if not terminate most of our problems that begin within us. The organs inside should be treated with as high respect we treat our outer organ, the largest, the integument or skin.
The skins resilience, brilliance and defiance can be maintained from the inside and our mood from this outer transformation beginning from within, improves. The smudging of the burned oil as it blackens is used throughout history for good reason.
Sage was used by two specific cultures according to my readings and research. The Druids or later termed Celts and the Native Americans both employed sage at their cleansings, birthings, death ceremonies and when an entire group of people were suffering from some unknown and unseen curse. No curse just the immune system being shut down from a cellular venue and the sage is the opener to the toxic barriers.
Psychologically you are exposed from a very deep receptor type kind of thought process opening up to you. This oil, the ketone in it, and maybe even majick, this a plus from our creator, and Goddess I love ya !
When dried in the sun after hand-picking almost immediately after flowering, these plants possessed magical qualities because your mind was so calm, you thought more clear or more abstract if it was not your usual thought. The fact is you thought and how deeply and comprehensively was due to an agent probably the Celts nor Native Americans classified biologically but a ketone is why this herb is greatly appreciated by me, and hopefully you to.
With the chaos and downsizing of corporation after corporation, we need to use our thinking caps, to get better acquainted with our skills to earn us money, residually preferred, and stay more in tune with the deeper connections of our body not just be hip to the superficial callings of our ego. So here is a review for Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz you that will give you that intellectual edge and hopefully enlighten you along the way.
Now on with the review . . .
|| APPEARANCE ||
This product, Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz is housed in the brown glass bottle which fits in my palm and has a rubber dropper stop top you can turn counter-clockwise to open, is a slightly viscous liquid preparation of pure sage. When a droplet is placed on a fingertip, that droplet is hazy mellow-yellow colored.
|| ALLERGIES ||
If you have any allergic reactions to mint or sister herbs of the mint family, such as this, consult your doctor or a professional trained in herbal practices.
|| COST ||
The website offers Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz at half of retail which is usually $12.oo with tax and some places for only 1oz can be as expensive as $8.oo per oz.
|| Company BIOS ||
An online herb and health supplement store is who delivers this NOW product to your doorstep. I found out that HerbsPro.com offers products that are trusted and branded nationwide and the standards of the manufacturing of herbal supplements is met with the highest regard for purity and safety and concentration.
A steam distillation process is used to meticulously extract from plants the essential precious oil and you get this GREAT Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz. HerbPharma is a USA based manufacturing and distribution company in which several products, such as NOW FOODS are represented by, serving us with quality at affordability.
|| HEALTH BENEFITS ||
It is unfortunate that something so calm and tranquil inducing is only slightly medicinally profound in the natural herb garden of my informative reviews; however I can safely safe that the slight anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that lie within the cellular structure of the plants essence, the precious oil, did in fact assist the cleansing of my system when my cyst was at its largest threat to my other organs.
If made as a rub with sodium bicarbonate, Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz is effective in promoting healing of superficial sores not lacerations of the skin and sores associated with boo-boos or minor scrapes. Also inhaled it can clear up bacterial infections, bronchitis, catarrh, rheumatism, arthritis, sprains, fibrositis and used as an astringent, can take the sting out of insect bites.
|| INGREDIENTS ||
Sage Extract is prepared from the leaf of Salvia officinalis plants. Dry herb/ menstruum ratio: 1:5. Certified organic grain alcohol, distilled water & Sage extractives.
|| NUTRITION FACTS ||
Using a 2g for dry (I had trouble trying to convert to liquid measurements so you figure it out), gives you:
6 calories/ 2 of those are fat calories and the saturated kind therefore un-nutritious ; Both Dietary Fiber and Total carbohydrates= 1g; while very low in Cholesterol & Sodium ; Vitamin C=1%; Vitamin A= 2%; and Calcium & Iron are both in at 3%; On the glycemic index code it is at 0 and on the mild inflammatory scale ranks 8.
This Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz is also very rich in Copper, Folate & Maganese.
|| SMELL ||
I sense top notes of moss, middle notes of fresh earth little of alcohol and low but quite distinctive notes of something the older crowd I hang out with back in the 80’s who obviously were already in their 20’s when I was just in diapers back in the 60’s experimented with. Blonde hashish mostly as it was pale yellow fine ground stuff smelling just like this sage . . . Woodsy, mossy, subtle pine-foresty but definitely hashie . . .(older brothers are such experimenters, ya know).
The more I smell Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz burning though as opposed to opening the bottle and just whiffing it, the less I smell a mint camphor-type aroma. Perhaps warming it up diffuses the smell more, but I like how it transfers to all corners of the room faster when burning instead of just opening the lid expecting the aroma fairy to dissipate it for you.
|| TASTE ||
I find a less minty flavor while the earth flavor is most prominent here and thankfully the alcohol is tolerable.
|| USES ||
In the fragrance industry, a nose knows that sage makes a great base for the more masculine applications like mens aftershaves, colognes and other toiletries. But the holistic practitioner or lady down the street who grows herbs upon herbs knows this, Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz is great for balancing the body and relaxing the mind.
An inexpensive toner, a rich house blesser, and a true mind-bender but not like the receptors that would be affected by thc, that reaction is different than this because this is a whole other part of the lobe being singled out by flame-throwers to awaken, if you will.
For aromatherapy use, I drop 3-4 droplets of Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz into a ceramic dish that has a votive candle underneath to keep drops warm igniting a pleasant odor of the 100% oil throughout the room. When cooking with sage this oil is not recommended while the dry prepared versions are. For all other uses such as soothing on skin or even bathing in, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grape seed, olive or almond oil prior to use.
I always suggest consulting with an expert, your doctor even, or better yet an essential oil book or other professional reference source for the suggested dilution ratios to ease or cure certain problems.
|| WARNING ||
This oil is not to be ingested in excess amounts because of thujone, a ketone responsible somewhat for the psychedelic affects in absinthe a 74% alcohol by volume drink. It is known that thujone works on the GABA and HT3 receptors in the brain and taken in excessive amounts can result in overload causing convulsions; while in minimal amounts exhilarates brain function and increases memory offering greater clarity.
This ketone is also found in trace amounts in Oregano and various species of the Mint family. Please consult your primary care physician if he or she is acceptable to holistic practices, if not see a professional trained in herbology and treatment practices using herbs and their medicinal properties.
If you are pregnant or nursing (this reduces breast milk production) and states: “Do not take Sage Oil or any essential oil during pregnancy” as I am feeling here that the ketone found in sage is dangerous to fetal development, which makes sense.
|| VERDICT (my) ||
A pure satisfying aroma, versatile usage in purification rites, evokes a calm ready-for-relaxation as one inhales the alluring & detoxifying properties. I recommend storing what you don’t use of Now Foods Sage Oil- 1 oz in a cool dry place and remember a drop is really all you need for a minimum of four hours of excelled concentration OR a pleasant slowdown.
Picture this in your summer garden of tranquil wonder, emitting from an enclosed porch the scent of cedar blocks and burning sage . . . ah the memories of serenity induced.
Thank you and
If you can't stand the liquid, here is dry sage
Entered into Made in USA Write-off, thanks ddustyrose & texas-swede